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© 2012 Starting a Discussion: Algebra in 8 th Grade under CCSS Urban District Leadership Network May 22, 2013 Katey Arrington Kathi Cook

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© 2012 Algebra in 8 th Grade under CCSS 1.Process: How might you start thinking about how to design an Algebra course for 8 th graders? 1.Purpose: Why do 8 th graders need Algebra? How do we let the purpose guide decision making? Discussion Agenda 2

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© 2012 Algebra in 8 th Grade under CCSS We have clearly defined the scope of the HS Algebra course. We do expect students in Algebra in 8 th grade to meet the same standards as a HS Algebra course. Assumptions: Many standards from 8 th grade connect well with standards from Algebra 1. Starting with the Algebra sequenced units, we can identify if 8 th grade standards are well matched with Algebra standards, and make suggestions for which might be included in the sequenced units for Algebra 1 or which could be matched with 7 th grade standards. Dana Center Thinking 3

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© 2012 Quick Activity Achievement First: 8.NS.A Baltimore City: 8.EE.A Boston:8.EE.B Charlotte-Meck:8.EE.C Chicago: 8.F.A Denver: 8.F.B DC: 8.G.A Hillsborough: 8.G.B Long Beach: 8.SP.A Los Angeles: 8.NS.A Memphis City: 8.EE.A Newark: 8.EE.B Pittsburgh: 8.F.A Prince George’s: 8.G.B Clusters to think about integrating… 4

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© 2012 Routes to Algebra I in 8 th grade Grade 6 plus Grade 7 Grade 7 plus Grade 8 Algebra I Compacting and decision points 5 Decision point Grade 6 Grade 7 plus Grade 8 Grade 8 plus Algebra I Decision point Grade 6Grade 7 Grade 8 plus Algebra I Decision point

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© 2012 Algebra in 8 th Grade Why do you offer Algebra in 8 th grade? Are there ways to reach calculus in HS without starting with algebra in 8 th grade? What is the purpose? 6

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© 2012 Routes to Calculus in the senior year Grade 8 Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPrecalculusCalculus Doubling up in high school 7 Decision point

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© 2012 Routes to Calculus in the senior year Grade 8Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11Calculus Re-envisioning the first three years of high school 8 Decision point Grade 9 = Rest of Algebra I plus? Grade 10 = Geometry plus? Grade 11 = Rest of Algebra II plus?

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© 2012 Other questions to consider… What is the plan for students to access the pathway to calculus along the way—will you have multiple entry points/decision points, or only one? What is the plan for students that do Algebra in 8 th grade and experience burnout before reaching calculus? Are there paths for HS students that get to college credit- bearing courses other than calculus? …to ensure that you meet the needs of all your students 9

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© 2012 AUDUBON BALLROOMBoston, Chicago, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Denver, Prince George’s County, Memphis SANDHILL CRANEDCPS, Long Beach, Los Angeles SNOWY EGRET Hillsborough County, Baltimore, Achievement First, Pittsburgh, Newark UDLN TEAM PLANNING TIME ROOM ASSIGNMENTS Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:00 – 5:00 PM

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