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					Alliance for the Improvement of
       Mathematics Skills
             PreK-16
    A Targeted MSP Project
         Management Team
 Principal Investigator
    Dr. Lee Sloan, Dean, Del Mar College
 Co-Principal Investigators
    Dr. Paul Clore, Supt., Gregory-Portland ISD
    Dr. Melana Silva, PK-12 Math/Science Curriculum Specialist
    Dean of the College of Education, TAMU-Kingsville
    Mrs. Evanita Ramos, Director of Instructional Services,
      Kingsville ISD
 Project Director – Dr. Dwight Goode, Professor of Math, TAMU-
  Kingsville
 Internal Evaluator – Dr. Irma Marshall, Assistant Professor of
  Education, TAMU-Kingsville
 External Evaluator – Dr. Maryann Gaines, Associate Professor of
  Education, TAMU-Commerce
   Mathematics Specialists
• Abigayle Barton abarton@delmar.edu
• Dr. Amy Gaskins agaskins@delmar.edu
• Nancy Knobles nknobles@delmar.edu


Project Administrator/Assessor
• Jennifer Bailey   jdbailey@delmar.edu
Participating Counties
 Independent School Districts
Agua Dulce ISD          Robstown ISD
Calallen ISD            Sinton ISD
Flour Bluff ISD         Taft ISD
Gregory-Portland ISD    Tuloso-Midway ISD
Kingsville ISD

Two Higher Education Partners
Del Mar College
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Goal:        Close achievement gaps in math preparation
  of students K-12 and prepare students for success in
college level math courses by the time they graduate from
                  high school through…

  Vertical alignment

  Professional development

  Challenging curriculum

  Use of information technology

  Research on strategies and interventions
Objectives
 Enhance Professional Learning
 PreK-16 Administrators
 PreK-12 Teachers
 Higher Education Faculty
 PreK-16 Counselors


Provide A Challenging Curriculum
   PK-16 Vertical Alignment
   PK-16 Horizontal Alignment
   Adapt and Implement Curriculum
   Focused on Problem-Solving and Critical
    Thinking
 Enhance the Application of
Technology for Instruction and
       Collaboration
    Graphing Calculators
    Data Acquisition Tools
    GPS Instruments
    Web-Based Activities
     (ThinkFive)
    Software (Geometer’s
     Sketchpad)
  Conduct Research on the
Effectiveness of Interventions
 Data on Benchmarks
    TAKS (Texas Assessment of
     Knowledge and Skills)
    TASP Equivalency
      (Texas Academic Skills Program)
    ACT/SAT/AP Courses and Tests
    Concurrent College Credits
    Engagement with “RETA” Projects
Strategies
              Strategies
Provide Mentors for Beginning Teachers

Engage Families and Communities

Provide Teachers of Mathematics with
 Understanding of Standards-based
 Learning

Link to Other Initiatives (TxCETP, ITS,
 STATE, ACCESS-TP, STRSI)
        Strategies, Cont.
Establish Mathematics as a Priority at
 District/Classroom Level

Provide Resources (time, curriculum,
 fiscal)

Provide Teachers with Deep Content
 Knowledge

Provide Professional Development for
 ALL Teachers of Mathematics
TEXTEAMS Professional Development
   TEXas Teachers Empowered for Achievement
           in Mathematics and Science

 • Provides comprehensive & quality professional development using
         hands-on and technology-based activities
 • Assists understanding and implementation of the Texas
         Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
 • Develops an understanding of vertical and horizontal articulation
 • Extends existing teacher knowledge to include new content and new
        ways of conceptualizing mathematics content
 • Easily modified for classroom use
 • May be tailored to the local needs of schools and districts
Elementary TEXTEAMS Institutes

• Mathematics Institute for PreK-K Teachers
  Numbers and operations; patterns and algebraic thinking; geometry
  and spatial sense; measurement; probability and statistics

• Grades 1-2 Mathematics Institute
  Problem solving; number sense; patterns and relations; geometry
  and measurement; probability and statistics; operations and
  computation

• Grades 3-5 Mathematics Institute
  Problem solving; number sense; patterns and relations; geometry
  and measurement; probability and statistics; operations and
  computation
       Middle School TEXTEAMS
               Institutes
• Numeric Reasoning Across the TEKS
   Provides an in-depth examination of the relationship between
   fractions, decimals, percents and rational number operations

• Algebraic Reasoning Across the TEKS
   Explores patterns and problems that lead to the development of
   algebraic thinking skills
• Proportionality Across the TEKS
   Develops the properties, language, and representations of
   proportional relationships

• Geometry Across the TEKS
   Geometric structure, transformation, triangles, plane figures and
   solids

• Statistical Reasoning Across the TEKS
   Mathematical foundations of statistical reasoning and sound decision
   making
High School TEXTEAMS Institutes
 • Algebra I: 2000 and Beyond
 • Practice-Based Professional Development:
       Algebra I Assessments
 • High School Geometry: Supporting the TEKS and TAKS
 • Algebra II/Precalculus
 • Mathematical Models with Applications Course
       Materials: Science Component
 • Rethinking Secondary Mathematics Series
    - Algebraic and Geometric Modeling
    - Statistical Reasoning Across the TEKS
    - In-depth Secondary Mathematics
Assessment
             Assessment
Student Benchmarks
   Increase Number & Diversity of Student
    Enrollment by 5%
    •   Algebra I in 8th Grade
    •   Algebra I & Geometry Beginning in Year 2
    •   Algebra II Beginning in Year 2
    •   Precalculus Beginning in Year 3
    •   Dual Credit/AP Courses Beginning in
        Year 4
           Assessment
Student Benchmarks
   TAKS
    • ALL ISDs at 90% Passing Rate or Higher
      by the End of 5 Years
   TASP Equivalency
   ACT
    • Increase Average Score by 2 Points Over 5
      Years
   SAT
    • Increase Average Score by 100 Points
      Over 5 Years
          Assessment
Faculty/Administrator Benchmarks
   30 hours each year of Professional
    Development
   Professional Development Surveys
   Classroom Observation of Teaching
    Strategies
   Teacher Use of Technology
   Teacher Retention Rates
   Teacher Certification Status
Dissemination
         Dissemination
ISD Personnel
   Teacher, Counselor, and Administrator
    Organizations, Meetings, Publications
   School and District Organizations
   State-level Public School Organizations
   Region 2 Education Service Center
        Dissemination
College/University Faculty
   League of Innovation in Community
    Colleges
   American Mathematical Association of
    Two Year Colleges
   Texas Section of MAA
   South Texas Mathematics Consortium
   NSF Conferences
   Faculty Professional Associations
Alliance for the Improvement of
       Mathematics Skills
             PreK-16
     www.delmar.edu/aims

				
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