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8 TH GRADE ALGEBRA PLACEMENT PROGRAM Shelburne Community School August 30, 2012.

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1 8 TH GRADE ALGEBRA PLACEMENT PROGRAM Shelburne Community School August 30, 2012

2 WELCOME & AGENDA 1) Introductions & Purpose 2) Curriculum outline and progression toward Algebra 3) Why Algebra Placement Program at SCS? 4) What does Algebra look like at SCS? 5) How did we arrive at the current delivery model? 6) Q & A 7) Quiz

3 SCOPE AND SEQUENCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH This year sets us up for our curriculum – CMP3 is Common Core ready Common Core Alignment for

4 CVU COURSE OUTLINE V. SCS CURRICULUM How we decide what to teach in the APP program…

5 WHY USE THE ALGEBRA PLACEMENT PROGRAM AT SCS?  Algebra is available to more students  More students qualify to take higher level math courses in High School  8 th Grade Enrichment  Students able to progress at their pace  Our model was adopted by CSSU

6 WHAT DOES ALGEBRA LOOK LIKE AT SCS?  Algebra is taught daily  Algebra takes place in the classroom and seminars  APP students participate in follow-up sessions  Algebra is taught by all 8 th grade math teachers and is collaborative – monthly planning

7 SCS WEBSITE RESOURCES  SCS Math Website SCS Math Website

8 TRUE OR FALSE QUIZ  Algebra is taught in isolation 9 seminars per year.  Students are expected to teach themselves algebra and there is no direct instruction or time for follow up with teachers.  Everyone must stay in the APP once they have signed up.  APP is the only algebra taught at SCS.

9 THANK YOU!  Questions?  Please complete the brief exit card before leaving this evening.


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