Math CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING
Those in attendance:
Vicki Desbien, Laura Relph, Darcy Hocker, Kelli Kempton, Leslie Hoffman (took notes), Denise Liby, Kristi Cook, Deb Roth, Jessica Smith, Lucas Shivers
Meeting agenda notes:
I.Kansas Math Assessment
A. Tested math standards -- flip book
Chris Cooper reviewed flip charts that show only the tested standards. Fourth grade teachers passed examples for all to see.
B. Tested accommodations and allowable manips.
The committee went over the list of examples of manipulatives appropriate for state assessments. The state wants lists of specific kids who are using hard copies as references instead of a supply being available for those who may need it. Fourth and fifth grade teachers want hard copies available, especially reading, for any who would need it.
C. Written and computer formative practice (how aredoing on preparation?)
Chris Cooper and Denise Liby reviewed formative test practice booklets/packets and on line choices. KSDE web site discussed (educators assistance), and Andy Cook’s training was mentioned.
D. Scheduling of testing
This is happening in the buildings.
II. Progress on the goals we wrote in October
A. Long term: Apply strategies to increase learning of all students, particularly students performing below grade-level.
Daily math practice booklets (4th,5th) help, EM math games, one on one, modifying assignments, pair up with others, etc...
B. Short term: To increase students’ skills in Number and Computation, particularly in single and multi-step real world problems.
NUMBER AND COMPUTATION: EM games concentrating on math facts/computation, time drills such as rocket math and mad minute, around the world flash card games, Marcy Cook packets focusing on computation.
COMPUTATION IN SINGLE AND MULTISTEP REAL WORLD PROBLEMS: EM model of problem solving, daily word problems (4th, 5th gr.), daily math practice (4th, 5th gr.), ADD (1st gr), Definition/Term cards, teacher generated daily practice pages (3rd gr.), Marcy Cook packets focusing on multistep operations
B. Activities used in EM or other programs to enhance the goals
All of the above listed: EM program
Daily Math practice
Daily Word problems
III. Planning of March “Celebration of Learning”
1. Format similar to last year, highlighting and talking about math. Pictures and posters can be included. E-mail candid shots of kids doing math related activities to Denise Liby to put together a running power point/dvd of the kids (approx. 6 min.long).
2. Plan for a 20 minute presentation (20 min. per building group) using multimedia, student artifacts, guided activities, etc.. -question asked: “Will different people other than those on the math committee come to our session?”
3. We broke into grade groups to discuss enhancement day and plan presentation.
IV. What else?? Manipulative list, supplement list, etc....
ITEMS REQUESTED BY THE GROUP (DENISE GUY TO ORDER THIS SPRING????)
****Any new teacher added at any grade level, please order all EM supplies and manipulatives right away.
K- 2 overhead calculators
1st grade: New EM addition (edition?) books
2nd grade: all teachers need overhead (transparency) coins
- 3 teachers need tangram sets (25 sets per class)
Rogers, Relph, Kempton
- Horan needs 10 EM tape measures
- 30 new calculators to divide between classes
**** 2 large Judy Clocks (with moveable gears) for all 2nd/3rd gr. teachers to share
3rd grade: - all teachers need plastic money (enough for 25 kids to share and have plenty of coins to work with in each room) -- 5 sets of 25??
- 25 new calculators to divide between classes
4th grade: - 12 large Judy Clocks (with moveable gears) for all 4th gr. classes to share or 5 sets of 25 mini Judy clocks (with moveable gears)
- 100 new BASIC calculators (Primary basic calculator, Learning Resources, code number LER0038)
5th grade: - 125 calculators (extra keys such as square root is fine)
** We discussed some web based sites/software that dealt with K-4
The Graph Club (Tom Snyder Productions, Scholastic),
2nd-5th FAST Math --basic math facts to increase automaticity- -(Tom Snyder Productions, Scholastic)
3rd-8th GO Solve Word Problems ---4th gr. really interested in this to help meet district goal(Tom Snyder Productions, Scholastic)
all located at www.tomsnyder.com/graphclub
A site license is purchased and all in the district can access the web site for usage. Do we need to approach technology purchases?? (Mike Liby) or curriculum (Denise Guy)??
Cindy Markley has the software catalog.