Middle School MathematicsTextbook Set-up for Teachers:When teachers accessing Pearson SuccessNet for the first time will be prompted to add products to their account..NEW! SOL Performance Analysis for 2012 Grades 6, 7 & 8
Statewide results for the spring 2014 grade-level mathematics SOL tests have been analyzed to determine specific content that may have challenged students. In order to support preparation of students for the SOL assessments for these courses, PowerPoint presentations have been developed to provide information about the content for which student performance was weak or inconsistent. Any examples provided within the presentations are not SOL test items and are not meant to mimic SOL test questions. Instead, they are intended to provide educators with further insight into the concepts that challenged students statewide.
It is important to note that the SOL and examples highlighted in the presentations should not be the sole focus of instruction, nor should these suggestions replace the data that teachers or school divisions have collected on student performance. Rather, this information provides supplemental instructional information based on student performance across the Commonwealth of Virginia.NEW! Released Mathematics SOL TestsGrades 6-8 mathematics tests have been posted to the Virginia Department of Education Web site Each of these tests is available in PDF format. A link for students to experience the test items in TestNav, the online testing software, is also provided. The TestNav version of the tests do NOT provide scores for students; however, the PDF version contains the answer key for all items in the test.Technical Assistance on Selected Content of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of LearningMathematics vocabulary word wall cards provide a display of mathematics content words and associated visual cues to assist in vocabulary development. The cards should be used as an instructional tool for teachers and then as a reference for all students, particularly English learners and students with disabilities.Please view the middle school mathematics vocabulary cards – now available for Kindergarten through grade 8.
SOL Practice Items including Technology-Enhanced Items and Practice GuidesIn November 2012, additional practice items for the EOC SOL mathematics test were posted on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Web site. Practice items provided examples of new content included in the 2009 SOL, the increased rigor reflected in the new SOL, and the new technology-enhanced items. The sets of practice items and the guides are posted on the Virginia Department of Education Web site. Please note that the practice items are samples only. They do not cover all mathematics content for the grade level or course, nor do they provide examples of all types of functionality that may be found in the test items.Algebraic Properties for Grades 3 - Algebra IICommon Core Resources - Sample Assessments and Tasks
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC) has published a number of assessment samples. See below for SBAC’s descriptions different types. You have to scroll down (about 40%) to a section titled “Accessing the Sample Items and Tasks“ and select “Mathematics.” For more details about items types, click here.Online Practice Tools for Middle School SOL AssessmentsThe online Mathematics Tools Practice allows students to practice using the online tools (such as the ruler, protractor or compass) available within TestNav, the online testing software used in Virginia. All tools that are available for any grades 3-8 test are provided within the Grades 3-8 Tools Practice. Likewise, all tools that are available for any EOC test are provided within the End-of-Course Tools Practice. This means that the tools included within each application do not necessarily indicate the tools that will be available for a particular test.To reference the tools available for a particular online mathematics test, see Online Tools Available on the Mathematics SOL Tests (PDF).Enhanced Scope and Sequence (ESS) Sample Lesson Plans for Middle School MathematicsThe ESS sample lesson plans for grades 6-8 and high school courses based on the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) can mow be accessed on the VDOE web siteNote that the database of sample lesson plans is searchable by keyword or by selecting individual SOL. Files are provided in .pdf (PDF) format by default, but if you access files by selecting individual SOL in the table of SOL, you can also access the .doc (MS WORD) version of each file.
Instructional Videos for TeachersThe Instructional Videos for Teachers Web site provides another support for the implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL)
Pacing Guide Overview and Unit Guides (based on 2009 Standards) for Pre-Algebra 6, 7 & 8 are located in Google Docs. Contact your school's ITRT for assistance if needed.Standards of Learning and Curriculum FrameworkDuring the 2011-2012 school year, students will be assessed under the new 2009 Standards of Learning in Mathematics.Middle School Math Resources (RTI Support)
Each school has access to the book Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics. A physical copy of this resource can be found is every school. Teachers can also access the electronic version in the T-drive.
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