# Mathematics

**New Computer Science Guidelines ** – January 2015, the Virginia Board of Education approved *Guidelines for the Use of Computer Science Courses to Satisfy Graduation Requirements* (PDF). For more information, see Superintendent's Memo 022-15.

**The deadline is April 1, 2015 for nominations for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).**

This awards program identifies outstanding science and mathematics teachers, kindergarten through grade 12.
For details, see Superintendent's Memo 011-15. Nomination form

*August 6, 2014, News Release* – Five Teachers Selected as State Finalists for Presidential Math & Science Teaching Award

Resources for science and mathematics teachers available through **Title II B: Mathematics and Science Partnerships**.

Includes:

- Curriculum Frameworks
- Enhanced Scope & Sequence Sample Lesson Plans
- Test Blueprints
- Released Tests
- Practice Items

The Mathematics Standards of Learning identify essential academic content at each grade level for sequential learning. The content of the mathematics standards supports the following five goals for students: becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, making mathematical connections and using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.

## Professional Development Resources

VDOE continues to provide professional development for school divisions and teachers to support the implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning. School divisions and teachers are encouraged to utilize the professional development resources to improve student achievement through quality instruction.
Go to **Professional Development Resources**

## Mathematics Instructional Resources

In addition to the standards, curriculum frameworks, enhanced scope and sequence lesson plans, test blueprints and released tests, other instructional resources include:

- General
- Elementary School
- Middle and High School

- Technical Assistance on Selected SOL (PDF) – comments provided to frequently asked questions received by the VDOE regarding the 2009 Mathematics SOL
- ESS Sample Lesson Plans – searchable by keyword and SOL
- Instructional Videos for Teachers – videos provided as support for the implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning
- Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
- Algebraic Properties (PDF) – A list of algebraic properties included in the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning in grades 3 - Algebra II
**SOL Vertical Articulation Technical Assistance Documents**

- Grades K-3 (PDF)
- Grades 3-6 (PDF)
- Grades 5 -8 (PDF)
- Algebra (PDF)
- Geometry (PDF)
- Grades K-8 Poster (XLS) – spreadsheet that can be printed as a poster

- Mathematics K-12 Standards of Learning
- Instructional Resources Based on the 2001 Standards of Learning
- Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Resources – Videos and curriculum products such as lesson plans, developed as part of Virginia MSP projects.

### Award Programs

- Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.

### Professional Organizations

- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- Virginia Council for Mathematics Supervision (VCMS)
- Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

- K-3 Mathematics Achievement Sample Records
**–**Schools maintain a record of achievement in mathematics for each K-3 student to monitor progress and to promote achievement on third-grade SOL tests. This record accompanies a student who transfers to a new school - Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
**K-5 Mathematics Module: Number and Number Sense**– module designed to enhance teachers' content knowledge and their use of instructional strategies for teaching the number and number sense strand- Virginia Animals and their Habitats – A model comprehensive, cross-curricular second-grade unit that addresses 40 grade-two Virginia Standards of Learning in science, mathematics, English, and history and social science.

- Algebra Readiness Diagnostic Test (ARDT) and the Algebra Readiness Initiative – information to prepare students for success in algebra
- Algeblocks Training – online training for teachers who either need an introduction to the use of Algeblocks or need to reacquaint themselves with the manipulative
- Technical Assistance Document for 2009 Algebra I Standard of Learning A.9 (PDF)
- Technical Assistance Document for 2009 Algebra II Standard of Learning AII.11 (PDF)
- Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards

### Specific Course Information and Resources

- Mathematics Capstone Course Information – Guidance documents and links to instructional resources
- Economics and Personal Finance – Instructional resources to assist in meeting the requirements economics education and financial literacy requirements for all middle and high school students.
- Computer Mathematics: Using Graphing Calculators (Word) – teacher materials to aid schools in implementing a computer mathematics course using graphing calculators as the primary programming device
- Connecting Algebra and Biology Using Graphing Calculators (PDF)

This resource document is intended to assist classroom teachers of algebra and biology in implementing the Virginia Standards of Learning for mathematics and science.

### Technology & Mathematics Resources

- Calculator Resources
- Scientific Calculator Lessons for Middle School Teachers (PDF) – manual for teachers with samples of mathematics and science lessons supporting the 2001 mathematics and the 2003 science standards using the state-approved scientific calculators
- Mathematics and the Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator – Worksheets to Accompany Videos (PDF)

This resource includes worksheets for six programs to accompany videos on the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning and the Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator. - Using the CASIO 9850g+ Graphing Calculator with the Algebra SOL – Worksheets to Accompany Videos (PDF)

Worksheets and explanations contained on this Web page were designed to support teachers participating in the viewing of the DOE six-part series entitled "Using the CASIO 9850 G+ with the Algebra SOL".

- Thinkfinity – collection of websites covering core-curricular areas with standards-based lesson plans, student interactives and other resources
- Technology Sparks, Ideas for Teachers: Integrating Technology with the Virginia Standards of Learning (PDF) – resources and suggestions for incorporating technology into the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) middle school core curricular subjects.