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52 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030
Ms. Lavelle - AIS Math Grades 6 & 8

Both 6th and 8th grade students are currently working on improving their fluency with various drills including multiplication and division facts, integer operations, and exponent drills. The students track their progress and all have shown improvement.

6th grade students are currently working on fractions. This includes the concept of equivalent fractions which is the basis for adding, subtracting, and simplifying fractions. Students will begin fraction operations with mixed numbers and improper fractions along with word problems in the next few weeks.

8th grade students are currently working on algebra skills such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, and solving multi-step linear equations. Students have also been working on transformations including the concept of congruence. Students will begin to examine angle relationships in the coming weeks.

All students are pre-tested and post-tested for each topic discussed. The majority of students have shown significant improvement.

Students and parents may find these websites helpful…

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_3.html

Big Ideas Math – Basic Skills Handbook, Skills Review Handbook, and the Game Closet

https://www.bigideasmath.com/students/?free=1

AAA Math

http://www.aaamath.com/

Splash Math – Grades 1 – 5 – Skill Review – Some parts are free – there are Apps that can be downloaded

https://www.splashmath.com/

LearnZillion

https://learnzillion.com/

Kahn Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

CCSS Deconstructed Standards

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9dnsZ-yBbiac3FIQmdxWmVGNlk&usp=sharing

Ms. Silverman - AIS Math

The AIS program at the middle school is designed to help students reinforce the basic and prerequisite skills needed to successfully achieve the New York State Common Core learning standards. The AIS teachers consult with grade level teachers to identify these skills and develop a curriculum to support them. Lessons and activities are often differentiated so progress is individualized.

Students in 6th grade have been studying whole numbers and decimals, solving word problems, and working with fractions. They have been discussing and applying place value, equivalency, performing operations, comparing, etc. Students in 7th grade have been studying fractions and decimals, including simplifying, equivalency, comparing, and performing operations. They have also been using percentages and proportions to solve consumer math problems such as discount, sales tax, gratuities, etc.

The majority of students have shown improvements in these areas, compared to their pretests for each topic. Students have also been improving their multiplication fluency through completing weekly "Mad Minutes" and tracking their progress.

Students and parents may find these websites helpful for studying and homework help:

www.learnzillion.com - free videos relating to each learning standard

www.mathisfun.com - online tutorials and explanations for many math topics

www.engageny.org - information on state assessments and standards

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