
Re: Re: Re: Re: Books across grade levels
Posted:
Jul 8, 2003 4:21 PM


I would like a copy of that document as well.
Here is a copy of a memo I posted elsewehere on the site:
Dear CESAME,
I am in a situtaion very similar to that of Pam from Iowa. Thank you for your charts that compare Investigations and CMP. I found them very helpful. I am the Math teacher for 5/6 as well except we loop. So I teach a year of 5th grade and then a year of 6th, not multiage. During our first year in the program, we only completed four of the books: 1. Mathematical Thinking at Grade 5 2. Picturing Polygons ( 2 D Geometry) 3. Name that Portion (Fractions, Percents, & Decimals) 4. Building On Numbers You Know (Computation & Estimation Strategies) .
Now I am wondering what to teach for next year. I plan to use a mixture of Investigations and CMP materials. Your chart was very helpful but I am left with the following questions:
1. How do I cram in all the topics in 5th grade that must be taught before the MCA? I had to exclude investigations units on probability, measurement, graphing, and I think my students scores on the MCA suffered as a result.
2. If I teach investigations topics in 5th grade, then can I skip the corresponding CMP units in 6th grade or do certain topics need to be taught every year? For example, if I taught mathematical Thinking at Grade 5 then can I skip "Prime Time" altogether ?
3. Basically, I am being asked to compose fa complete scope and sequence for grade 58 that combines both Investigations and CMP and still prepares students for the MCA or other high stakes tests. What would CESAME reccomend ?
I understand that my message is lengthy,
Thank you for your time,
Peter Avirom

