The Brandywine School District is using a new math curriculum in the middle schools. It’s called Illustrative Mathematics and is written to address the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Instead of teacher led instruction every day, students spend much of their time in class working to understand why and how math works. Students walk away from lessons knowing that math is interconnected and always makes sense. Students are much more active in math classrooms. They are expected to collaborate, explain their thinking, and connect strategies to make sense of math skills.
We are working to share additional resources that families may use to support students. Each lesson includes a summary in the student book. Consider reviewing these often with your student.
Another great resource for families is videos of lessons and practices uploaded by teachers on schoology. The videos offer a great opportunity to review the days lessons and practice new concepts.
Please have your student log onto their schoology accounts to review those materials. Visit the links above to learn more about our curriculum. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher.
Welcome to the world of mathematics at Talley Middle school. Our goal is to give every child the opportunity and encouragement in our math classrooms that will enable them to be more successful mathematicians.
|Lens Nell-Jean (Math Coach)||6th, 7th, & firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dexter Gibbs||7th & email@example.com|
|Gina DiBattista||6th, 7th, & firstname.lastname@example.org|
6th grade: Area, Ratios, Unit Rate and Percentages, Dividing Fractions, Base Ten Arithmetic, Expressions and Equations, Rational Numbers, and Data Sets and Distributions.
7th grade: Scale Drawing, Proportional relationships, Circles, Percentages, Rational Numbers and Arithmetic, Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities, Angles, Triangles, and Prisms, and Probability and Sampling.
8th Grade: Rigid Transformations, Dilations and Similarity, Linear Relationships, Linear Equations and Systems, Functions and Volume, Associations in Data, Exponents and Scientific Notation, Pythagorean Theorem and Irrational Numbers.
Algebra 1: Graphing and Writing Linear Equations, Writing and Graphing Linear Inequalities, Linear Systems, Exponents and Exponential Equations, Polynomials, Irrational Numbers, and Quadratic Equations.
Geometry: Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles, Parallel Lines and Planes, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Similar Polygons, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Volume of Solids, Coordinate Geometry.