Materials Needed Daily in Math Class:
*Completed math homework/weekly homework tracker sheet
* Math notebook (composition notebook used for math only)
* Loose leaf lined paper
* Sharpened pencils
* Colored correcting pens
* AR Book
* Math Binder or Binder with math section
Mrs. Rinaldi's Classroom Supply Wishlist:
We are always in need of:
* Poster size sticky notes (graph and regular)
* Index cards (large, regular, and small)
* Whiteboard markers
* Lysol Wipes
Chapters are divided into sections that are organized around core topics. Within each section, lessons include activities, challenging problems, investigations and practice problems. Teacher notes for each lesson include a “suggested lesson activity” section with ideas for lesson introduction, specific tips and strategies for lesson implementation to clearly convey core ideas, and a means for bringing the lesson to closure. Read More...
Core ideas are synthesized in “Math Notes” boxes throughout the text. These notes are placed in a purposeful fashion, often falling one or more lessons after the initial introduction of a concept. This approach allows students time to explore and build conceptual understanding of an idea before they are presented with a formal definition or an algorithm or a summary of a mathematical concept. “Math Notes” boxes include specific vocabulary, definitions and instructions about notation, and occasionally interesting extensions or real-world applications of mathematical concepts.
Learning Log reflections appear periodically at the end of lessons to allow students to synthesize what they know and identify areas that need additional explanation. Toolkits are provided as working documents in which students write Learning Logs, interact with Math Notes and create other personal reference tools.
Each chapter offers review problems in the chapter closure: typical problems that students can expect on an assessment, answers, and support for where to get help with the problem. Chapter closure also includes lists of Math Notes and Learning Logs, key vocabulary in the chapter, and an opportunity to create structured graphic organizers.
The books include “Checkpoints” that indicate to students where fluency with a skill should occur. Checkpoints offer examples with detailed explanations, in addition to practice problems with answers.
In addition, CPM provides a Parent Guide with Extra Practice available for free download cpm.org of in booklet form for purchase. In addition to practice problems with answers, the Parent Guide with Extra Practice provides examples with detailed explanations and guidance for parents and tutors.
Each chapter comes with an assessment plan to guide teachers into choosing appropriate assessment problems. CPM provides a secure online test generator and sample tests. The Assessment Guidebook contains guidance for a wide variety of assessment strategies.
Technology is used in the course to allow students to see and explore concepts after they have developed some initial conceptual understanding. The course assumes that classes have access to at least one of these three technology setups: a set of graphing calculators and whole-class display technology for the teacher, a full computer lab with computers that have graphing software for each student, or a classroom computer with graphing software equipped with projection technology. Read Less...