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Unformatted text preview: August 5, 2008 Ruth Tsu rtsu6@yahoo.com Historical perspective on Railside Principles of Complex Instruction Idea of smartness Issues of status during groupwork Strategies equitable interaction 1270 students in grades 8 12, by ethnicity: 56.7% White 20.2% Latino/Latina 10% Asian 5.5% African-American 4.8% Filipino 2% American Indian 0.7% Pacific Islander 1636 students in grades 9 - 12, by ethnicity: 13.6% White 42.7% Latino/Latina 25.8% African-American 7.9 % Asian 7.2% Filipino 0.6% American Indian 2.1% Pacific Islander 8 th grade: 8A, 8B, 8C (placement by test & recommendation of 7 th grade teacher) Grades 9-12 offerings: Arithmetic Pre-Algebra Math 1-2 Algebra I Math 3-4 Geometry General Math Algebra II Math Analysis Algebra I Sheltered Algebra I Geometry and Art Geometry Algebra II Pre-calculus A. P. Calculus We had a problem to which none of us had the solution, but we were willing to take it on. Belief that together we would solve our problem with support of the principal and resources from outside, as needed and as available. Everyone who was teaching mathematics agreed to attend monthly meetings of the department, to share knowledge of resources, and to participate. Everyone agreed to attend one professional learning opportunity each year and to share learning with the rest of us. We all agreed to implement what we learned and to talk about how it went. The mathematics department wanted to have a say in the hiring of new teachers of mathematics....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 220 taught by Professor Kearn during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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tsu - August 5, 2008 Ruth Tsu rtsu6@yahoo.com Historical...

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