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Starting a Discussion: Algebra in 8th Grade under CCSS Urban District Leadership Network May 22, 2013 Katey Arrington Kathi Cook © 2012 Algebra in 8th Grade under CCSS Discussion Agenda 1. Process: How might you start thinking about how to design an Algebra course for 8th graders? 1. Purpose: Why do 8th graders need Algebra? How do we let the purpose guide decision making? © 2012 2 Algebra in 8th Grade under CCSS Dana Center Thinking • We have clearly defined the scope of the HS Algebra course. • We do expect students in Algebra in 8th grade to meet the same standards as a HS Algebra course. Assumptions: Many standards from 8th grade connect well with standards from Algebra 1. Starting with the Algebra sequenced units, we can identify if 8th 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 7th grade standards. © 2012 3 Quick Activity Clusters to think about integrating… Achievement First: 8.NS.A Hillsborough: 8.G.B Baltimore City: 8.EE.A Long Beach: 8.SP.A Boston:8.EE.B Los Angeles: 8.NS.A Charlotte-Meck:8.EE.C Memphis City: 8.EE.A Chicago: 8.F.A Newark: 8.EE.B Denver: 8.F.B Pittsburgh: 8.F.A DC: 8.G.A Prince George’s: 8.G.B © 2012 4 Routes to Algebra I in 8th grade Compacting and decision points Grade 6 plus Grade 7 Grade 7 plus Grade 8 Algebra I Grade 7 plus Grade 8 Grade 8 plus Algebra I Decision point Grade 6 Decision point Decision point Grade 7 Grade 6 © 2012 Grade 8 plus Algebra I 5 Algebra in 8th Grade What is the purpose? Why do you offer Algebra in 8th grade? Are there ways to reach calculus in HS without starting with algebra in 8th grade? © 2012 6 Routes to Calculus in the senior year Doubling up in high school Algebra I Grade 8 Algebra II Precalculus Calculus Geometry Decision point © 2012 7 Routes to Calculus in the senior year Re-envisioning the first three years of high school Decision point Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Calculus Grade 9 = Rest of Algebra I plus? Grade 10 = Geometry plus? Grade 11 = Rest of Algebra II plus? © 2012 8 Other questions to consider… …to ensure that you meet the needs of all your students 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 8th grade and experience burnout before reaching calculus? Are there paths for HS students that get to college creditbearing courses other than calculus? © 2012 9 UDLN TEAM PLANNING TIME ROOM ASSIGNMENTS Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:00 – 5:00 PM AUDUBON BALLROOM Boston, Chicago, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Denver, Prince George’s County, Memphis SANDHILL CRANE DCPS, Long Beach, Los Angeles SNOWY EGRET Hillsborough County, Baltimore, Achievement First, Pittsburgh, Newark © 2012