# Moore Math Messages

## MPS Curriculum Update for March 2022

### In Moore Math Messages this Month:

1. Instructional Strategy of the Month

2. Frequently Accessed Information

4. OSTP Meetings

5. OSTP Practice Tests

6. Children's Literature in Math

7. Virtual Learning Tools

8. Women in STEM

9. IXL

10 PD in your PJs - Math Fact Strategies

11. Enter for the drawing!

## Frequently Accessed Information

## Grade Level OSTP Meetings

### Grade Level OSTP Meetings (After Spring Break)

If you are a new teacher or new to your grade level, please make time to come to our OSTP math meetings. In the meetings we will be diving into the blueprints and item specifications so that you can be more informed about what can be on the OSTP. Please mark your calendars!

5th - March 22

3rd - March 24

4th - March 29

6th - March 31

All meetings will be held through zoom to make it easier for you to attend.

Zoom ID: 952 5483 7610 for all meetings

Passcode: Math

### OSTP Practice Tests (3rd- 6th Math)

In the canvas blueprints, there is a module for OSTP practice tests. Each test follows the testing blueprint for each grade level and mimics the types of questions on the OSTP. Each test is organized into two sections with 25 questions in each section. You can assign these through canvas in order for the students to take the practice test on their own.

Don't forget to provide and encourage students to use blank or grid paper.

6th grade, your students have a formula sheet and can use calculators on the entire test.

## Read All About It - Adding, Subtracting, and Number Sense

#### If You Were a Minus Sign (K-1)

What could you do if you were a minus sign? You could subtract one number from another. You could subtract food and balloons. In every problem, you would find the difference.

#### Splash! (PK - K)

Splash goes the cat! Splash goes the dog! Who's jumping in the pond? Falling in and crawling out, how many animals can you count?

## Virtual Day Resources

### Virtual Manipulatives

## International Women's Day - Women in STEM

#### Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians know as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women. With new jobs at the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton, Virginia, they finally had a shot at jobs that would push their skills to the limits.

#### Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics by Talithia Williams

This is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia. You’ll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, women like the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, and rocket scientist Annie Easley. The book is divided in three parts: I – *The Pioneers*, II – *From Code Breaking to Rocket Science* and III – *Modern Math Mavens*, detailing the careers and achievements of thirty women scientists, with brief mention of few others.

#### Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

This book* *highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. It also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

## Have you tried this in IXL?

### Key Skills in IXL to use to prepare for the OSTP

Need help narrowing down skills to practice in preparation for the OSTP? This document was created to help you find skills to assign that will cover 70% of OSTP topics. Please let me know if you need any help.

## Webinars for You - PD in your PJs

### Why We Should Reconsider Using Worksheets (And What We Should Be Doing Instead)

Concerns:

After 4-5 problems, students either know it or they keep making the same mistakes.

Rarely leads to great conversations.

Don't really build sense making.

Don't give us rich information.

What should we be doing instead?

This is a one-hour webinar, but you will leave with things you can implement the next day!

### Fighting, Anxiety, and Lack of Motivation: Ed Leaders Share How to Address Students’ Biggest COVID-Related Challenges

Wednesday, March 23rd 4:00 - 5:00

"Behavior problems ranging from inability to focus in class all the way to deadly violence have gripped campuses,” *The Washington Post* recently reported. Indeed, students’ aggression, lack of motivation, anxiety, and depression have reached record levels as the pandemic drags on.

In this webinar, the following concepts will be addressed:

- Effectively address students’ aggression, fighting, and bullying
- Implement SEL and behavioral supports that get at what’s underneath students’ externalizing behavior, so the behavior stays stopped
- Use digital tools to support students’ mental AND behavioral health, and why they’re working
- Get students back on track while keeping staff feeling supported when things don’t work

You will learn concrete steps they can take to support students’ behavior and address the challenges and trauma that fuel that behavior.

### Jenn Lowery

**Email: **jenniferlowery@mooreschools.com**Website: **https://www.mooreschools.com/Page/553**Location: **1500 Southeast 4th Street, Moore, OK, USA**Phone: **405-735-4270