5th Grade Accelerated Math Plan, Updated 2016
Accelerated Math content is built upon the set of core objectives and learning progressions that students need to achieve proficiency in mathematics. Students progress through grade-level libraries by meeting objectives. After a current objective is mastered, students continually move forward. As students use Accelerated Math, they see that their efforts lead to mathematics proficiency. Accelerated Math:
Creates assignments tailored to each student’s current independent and academic level.
Automatically scores all math practices, exercises, and tests.
Allows individual pacing and ample practice with immediate feedback on performance.
Identifies content that needs additional intervention strategies.
AM Practices/Tests: The students will need to work on AM until they've completed 3 scans (assignments) each week. Scores below 70% will not be accepted as a scan. The students are responsible for keeping up with their practices, tests, and recording sheets and may glue them in their agenda books. If students do not complete three required scans, they will receive a mark according to our behavior plan (Note: This means students will sit out of Friday recess for five minutes). The grade based on Accelerated Math will account for 10% of each 9-weeks grade as three seperate grades including: average of practices completed, average of tests completed, and average of AM goal met.
**Accelerated Math is not being used as an instructional tool in the classroom. AM objectives assigned are based on the child’s individual level using assessment data. AM is to be completed each night on their chromebook. If a student does not have internet at home, Mrs. Sizemore will be happy to print a paper assignment. Students are permitted to work on AM in the classroom when classroom instruction and assignments have been completed. However, the majority of the assignments will need to be completed as homework.
**Please ask your child about his or her Accelerated Math assignments on a daily basis. It is very important to stay updated on the progress of these assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s math teacher via e-mail!