I just corrected a large number of math assessments. The assessments were a review of year-long learning in math. I culled many thoughts with regard to next year's program.
Good Attitudes and Cultural Proficiency
I believe that most students in the classes approach math with a positive growth mindset and a good attitude. I believe this was due, in a large part, to the accessible way the math year began. With that in mind, I'd like to begin the math year in a similar way as last year. The one addition will be the creation of a class infographic at the start of the year in order to create community and greater cultural proficiency. I keep chasing this project and hopefully next year it will happen.
Regular Review and Assessment
I want to continue to keep a pattern of regular review and assessment as that informs the math teaching/learning program well.
Multi-modal Standards Focus
I want students to attend to each standard in a multi-modal fashion where they make models, write about it, calculate, and solve problems. I'd like to tighten up this focus more in the year ahead. I also want to revise the math website to match this focus.
We'll continue to practice math with math tech using the programs prescribed by our tech team and math leaders.
I want to write a good letter to parents of this year's students and last year's students about how they can boost mathematical thinking and practice during the summer months. It's true that time-on-task with math matters and in today's world, we have multiple avenues for terrific math practice, games, and learning.