Revisiting the 3 R’s: RICH Mathematics REALISTIC Contexts Proven RESULTS Welcome Parents

What is Mathematics in Context (Mi. C)? • Mi. C is a middle grades mathematics curriculum and supplemental resource • Developed at the University of Wisconsin in conjunction with the Freudenthal Institute • Funded in part by the National Science Foundation

The Mathematics in Context (Mi. C) Difference • Real-world examples develop math concepts • Rich Mathematics builds on students’ existing knowledge • Mathematical models anchor understanding (ratio tables, double number lines, etc). • Integrated math topics and other subjects • Research based

Every Student, Every Day Mi. C Principles for Students: • Have success in math everyday! • Discover that math is meaningful in my life! • Talk about or reflect on what I learned in math class today.

Realistic Contexts • Mathematics arises from the context • Motivates students with different learning styles • Supports retention of content

Rich Mathematics • Mathematical Models anchor deeper understanding • Discover, explore, investigate concepts • Mathematics builds from students’ prior knowledge • Multiple Strategies encouraged

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Learning Progressions Mi. C’s Curriculum Design • Informal – Students use contexts and drawings Pre-formal Informal • Pre-formal – Students use models • Formal – Students apply algorithms and formulas Formal

Ongoing assessment of student learning • Helps teachers informally assess students’ understanding during the lesson • Built-in to daily plans • The pyramid level describes the cognitive level of the problem from basic to more challenging

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New Mi. C Interactive • Interactive math models from number lines to ratio tables, graphs, and more • Teachers will use on digital display for whole class activities and instruction

Helping your child at home • Ask questions: Do you understand what the problem is asking? How did you do this in class? Do you have all of the information that you need? • Review the pages before the problem for clues to the solution or process • Look at the Summary Section provided as a review of the section at the end of each section • Answers to Check Your Work provided in the back of the student editions. • Look at class notes for samples done in class

Why We are Using Mi. C: • Realistic contexts motivate reluctant learners • Students access real mathematics through multiple entry points • Formative Assessment items are clearly marked within the teacher guide • Online resources are provided for students and teachers • Teachers’ math content knowledge increases while using Mi. C materials • Professional Development designed to meet your school’s needs Encyclopædia Britannica quality

Mathematics in Context provides the necessary tools and resources to help your child achieve their full potential!