• IB MYP Mathematics                         

    Level: 0 (5thGrade)

     

    Upper St. Clair School District

    2012-2013

     

    Boyce Middle School

    International Baccalaureate

    Middle Years Program

    Mrs. Schaffer

    Mr. Henderson     

    Ms. Brinkhoff

    1500 Boyce Road

    Pittsburgh, PA 15241

    Telephone:  (412) 833-1600

     

    I.  DESCRIPTION

    IB MYP Mathematics curriculum provides a powerful universal language while promoting analytical thinking, problem solving, abstract thinking, and critical thinking.  Using math with confidence allows for problem solving and decision-making in everyday life.

    Throughout this course, students will work toward developing the qualities of the IB Learner Profile through the course curriculum. IB Learners strive to be:  Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers,Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective.

    A strong emphasis will be placed on the MYP fundamental concepts.

    o  Holistic- Holistic learning connects the class topics and provides a global view of issues. Holistic learning allows    students to become aware that knowledge is an interrelated whole and the relevance of learning. 

    o Intercultural- Intercultural awareness focuses on developing students’ skills, knowledge and skills as they learn about        other cultures.  Examining multiple perspectives helps to foster respect and tolerance.

    o Communication- Communication supports inquiry and understanding and is fundamental to student expression and reflection.  Language acquisition is emphasized and allows students to explore many forms of expression.

    II.  MYP AIMS ADDRESSED BY THIS COURSE

    • I can enjoy mathematics and to develop curiosity as well as an appreciation of its elegance and power.

    • I can develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics.

    • I can communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts.

    • I can develop logical, critical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem solving.

    • I can develop power of generalization and abstraction.

    • I can apply and transfer skills to a wide range of situations including real life, other areas of knowledge and future developments.

    • I can appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other.

    • I can appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics.

    • I can appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multi-cultural and historical perspectives.

    • I can appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other areas of knowledge.

    • I can develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics.

    • I can develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others.

          PA STATE CONTENT STANDARDS COVERED

    ·      Write and interpret numerical expressions

    ·     Analyze patterns and relationships

    ·     Understand the place value system

    ·     Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths

    ·     Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions

    ·     Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions

    ·     Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system

    ·     Represent and interpret data

    ·     Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition

    ·     Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems

    ·     Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties

    III.  COURSE UNITS/ROLE OF AREAS OF INTERACTION

    Instructional Units

    Unit Question

     

    AOI focus

    Assessment Criteria

    The See Saw of Life

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    How do I balance my health?

    -Health and Social Education

    Criterion D:  Reflection in Mathematics

     

     

    Money, Money, Money

     

    Number and Operations in Base Ten

    How can I use numbers to compare and make decisions?

    -Environments

    Criteria A:  Knowledge and Understanding

     

     

     

    4 out of 5 teachers approved this lesson

     

    Number and Operations—Fractions

    How do fractions affect me?

    -Health and Social Education

    -Human Ingenuity

    Criterion D:  Reflection in Mathematics

    Criteria A:  Knowledge and Understanding

     

     

     

    Survey Says?

     

     

    Measurement and Data

    What is the most effective way for us to communicate?

    -Health and Social Education

    -Community and Service

    Criteria C:  Communication in Mathematics

     

     

    I’ve seen that shape before!

     

    Geometry

    What is important when we create man-made structures?

    -Environments

    -Human Ingenuity

     

    Criteria A:  Knowledge and Understanding

    Criteria B:  Investigating Patterns

    IV.  MAJOR INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/RESOURCES

    The primary source of material will be Envision Math book (Scott Foresman). Blended Schools is used to enhance the curriculum offering more review,practice, and/or challenge.

    V.  KEY INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES/APPROACHES TO LEARNING/TYPE

    The methodology used in the class includes centers (to meet individual needs), group work and activities, grade level discussions related to real world math, interactive technology,vocabulary building, individual reflections on concepts learned, chapter projects, homework assignments that differentiate for all learners.

    VI.  FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS USED, INCLUDING MYP ASSESSMENT

    Students will complete a variety of formative assessments including centers, quizzes, tests, projects, homework, daily work, presentations and work characteristics (behavior, respect,cooperation, following directions, participation, and the ability to work independently). Students will be provided rubrics that were modified from the IB MYP assessment criteria. There will be a final exam after each chapter.

    The overall evaluation will be given by comparing the achievement to the ability level.  The evaluation will be O (outstanding), G(good), S (satisfactory), and N (needs improvement).