To be taught effectively AFTER the 2010 FCAT administration (last Wednesday, March 10, 2010-for math)

http://www.floridastandards.org/Standards/FLStandardSearch.aspx

NOTE: The transition from the Florida Sunshine State Standards to the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards is:

1. Happening ONLY NOW, even though the new standards were adopted in September 2007 as the OLD standards were tested on the FCAT up until this year (this month).

2. Represents a HUGE (FANTASTIC) change in what math will be taught when.

The old Sunshine State Standards required teachers in 4 through 8th grade courses to teach the exact same math-just kicked up a notch each year to these 4 to 5 grade levels (depending on whether 8th graders took Math Course III or Pre-Algebra). Each grade was responsible to teach MORE THAN 100 Standards in a 180 day school year with classes of 45 minutes per day.

ate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

This meant **the focus was on BREADTH NOT DEPTH of knowledge**.

Now students in grades 6, 7, and 8 (Math Course i, II, and III) are required to learn only 19 to 22 math standards per year.

What does this accomplish:

1. Depth of knowledge.

2. Mastery of target skills. (In the past, if your child did not understand a concept, no matter how difficult, in one to two days-too bad; a teacher HAD to move on, in order to teach all required skills in the course of a school year.

NOW, a teacher and student will be given the opportunity to really learn, understand, and explore not only the math algorithms (step-by-step, rote instructions for solving a problem), but the meaning behind the math through inquiry, use of concrete manipulatives, pictorial representations, and abstract formulations.

I BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY, this will result in a better, more authentic and meaningful learning experience for students and teachers alike.

3. Non-repetition of standards taught from one year to the next.

NOTE: It becomes critical that your student learns the skills required the year they are taught. They are the necessary building blocks for the following years skills.

4. The ability of students to truly learn the prerequisite skills required for the next level of math.

**6th Grade Math: 19 Standards Total**

MA.6.A.1.1: Explain and justify procedures for multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.1.2: Multiply and divide fractions and decimals efficiently.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.1.3: Solve real-world problems involving multiplication and division of fractions and decimals.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.2.1: Use reasoning about multiplication and division to solve ratio and rate problems.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.2.2: Interpret and compare ratios and rates.

Depth of Knowledge: Moder

» MA.6.A.3.1: Write and evaluate mathematical expressions that correspond to given situations.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.3.2: Write, solve, and graph one- and two- step linear equations and inequalities.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.3.3: Work backward with two-step function rules to undo expressions.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.3.4: Solve problems given a formula.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.3.5: Apply the Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Properties to show that two expressions are equivalent.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

MA.6.A.3.6: Construct and analyze tables, graphs, and equations to describe linear functions and other simple relations using both common language and algebraic notation.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.5.1: Use equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents to solve problems.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.6.A.5.2: Compare and order fractions, decimals, and percents, including finding their approximate location on a number line.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

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» MA.6.A.5.3: Estimate the results of computations with fractions, decimals, and percents, and judge the reasonableness of the results.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

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» MA.6.G.4.1: Understand the concept of Pi, know common estimates of Pi (3.14; 22/7) and use these values to estimate and calculate the circumference and the area of circles.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

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» MA.6.G.4.2: Find the perimeters and areas of composite two-dimensional figures, including non-rectangular figures (such as semicircles) using various strategies.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

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» MA.6.G.4.3: Determine a missing dimension of a plane figure or prism given its area or volume and some of the dimensions, or determine the area or volume given the dimensions.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

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» MA.6.S.6.1: Determine the measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and variability (range) for a given set of data.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

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» MA.6.S.6.2: Select and analyze the measures of central tendency or variability to represent, describe, analyze, and/or summarize a data set for the purposes of answering questions appropriately.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

**Grade 7 Math: 22 Standards Total**

MA.7.A.1.1: Distinguish between situations that are proportional or not proportional, and use proportions to solve problems.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.1.2: Solve percent problems, including problems involving discounts, simple interest, taxes, tips, and percents of increase or decrease.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.1.3: Solve problems involving similar figures.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.1.4: Graph proportional relationships and identify the unit rate as the slope of the related linear function.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.1.5: Distinguish direct variation from other relationships, including inverse variation.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.1.6: Apply proportionality to measurement in multiple contexts, including scale drawings and constant speed.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.3.1: Use and justify the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and finding the absolute value of integers.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.3.2: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers, fractions, and terminating decimals, and perform exponential operations with rational bases and whole number exponents including solving problems in everyday contexts.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.3.3: Formulate and use different strategies to solve one-step and two-step linear equations, including equations with rational coefficients.

» MA.7.A.3.4: Use the properties of equality to represent an equation in a different way and to show that two equations are equivalent in a given context.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

MA.7.A.5.1: Express rational numbers as terminating or repeating decimals.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.A.5.2: Solve non-routine problems by working backwards.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.G.2.1: Justify and apply formulas for surface area and volume of pyramids, prisms, cylinders, and cones.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.G.2.2: Use formulas to find surface areas and volume of three-dimensional composite shapes.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.G.4.1: Determine how changes in dimensions affect the perimeter, area, and volume of common geometric figures, and apply these relationships to solve problems.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.G.4.2: Predict the results of transformations, and draw transformed figures with and without the coordinate plane.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.G.4.3: Identify and plot ordered pairs in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.G.4.4: Compare, contrast, and convert units of measure between different measurement systems (US customary or metric (SI)), dimensions, and derived units to solve problems.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.P.7.1: Determine the outcome of an experiment and predict which events are likely or unlikely, and if the experiment is fair or unfair.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.P.7.2: Determine, compare, and make predictions based on experimental or theoretical probability of independent or dependent events,

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

MA.7.S.6.1: Evaluate the reasonableness of a sample to determine the appropriateness of generalizations made about the population.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.7.S.6.2: Construct and analyze histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, and circle graphs.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

**Grade 8 Math: 19 Standards Total**

MA.8.A.1.1: Create and interpret tables, graphs, and models to represent, analyze, and solve problems related to linear equations, including analysis of domain, range, and the difference between discrete and continuous data.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.1.2: Interpret the slope and the x- and y-intercepts when graphing a linear equation for a real-world problem.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.1.3: Use tables, graphs, and models to represent, analyze, and solve real-world problems related to systems of linear equations.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.1.4: Identify the solution to a system of linear equations using graphs.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.1.5: Translate among verbal, tabular, graphical, and algebraic representations of linear functions.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.1.6: Compare the graphs of linear and non-linear functions for real-world situations.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.4.1: Solve literal equations for a specified variable.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.4.2: Solve and graph one- and two-step inequalities in one variable.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.6.1: Use exponents and scientific notation to write large and small numbers and vice versa and to solve problems.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.6.2: Make reasonable approximations of square roots and mathematical expressions that include square roots, and use them to estimate solutions to problems and to compare mathematical expressions involving real numbers and radical expressions.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

MA.8.A.6.3: Simplify real number expressions using the laws of exponents.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.A.6.4: Perform operations on real numbers (including integer exponents, radicals, percents, scientific notation, absolute value, rational numbers, and irrational numbers) using multi-step and real world problems.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.G.2.1: Use similar triangles to solve problems that include height and distances.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.G.2.2: Classify and determine the measure of angles, including angles created when parallel lines are cut by transversals.

Depth of Knowledge: Low Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.G.2.3: Demonstrate that the sum of the angles in a triangle is 180-degrees and apply this fact to find unknown measure of angles and the sum of angles in polygons.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.G.2.4: Validate and apply Pythagorean Theorem to find distances in real world situations or between points in the coordinate plane.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.G.5.1: Compare, contrast, and convert units of measure between different measurement systems (US customary or metric (SI)) and dimensions including temperature, area, volume, and derived units to solve problems.

Depth of Knowledge: High Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.S.3.1: Select, organize and construct appropriate data displays, including box and whisker plots, scatter plots, and lines of best fit to convey information and make conjectures about possible relationships.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07

» MA.8.S.3.2: Determine and describe how changes in data values impact measures of central tendency.

Depth of Knowledge: Moderate Date Adopted or Revised: 09/07