Math workshop series

Improving Teaching and Learning in the Math Classroom What math do your students know? What are their misunderstandings and gaps? What math do you want them to learn? How can you bridge the gap? In these workshops, we will dig into student thinking, their gaps and misconceptions.  We will use that information to set achievable,Continue reading “Math workshop series”

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New: Free, Online Testing Platform

The MDTP online testing and reporting platform is nearing completion of the pilot phase and is scheduled for general release statewide release this summer.  Features include quick set-up, an intuitive interface, and robust, immediate reporting capabilities.  All current diagnostic tests are available online. During the pilot phase, there are two required trainings.  A pre-test trainingContinue reading “New: Free, Online Testing Platform”

2017 Mid-Year Math Check-Up

What progress have your students made in math class this year? What has yet to be accomplished? The new year is a great time to use MDTP diagnostics to get a snapshot of your courses, sections, and individual students’ progress, and to help you set goals for the work ahead. Remember, MDTP is a CSU/UCContinue reading “2017 Mid-Year Math Check-Up”

Field Testing 2016

Any day now we are expecting the new common core aligned field tests.  Field testing insures that all MDTP materials are of the highest quality and allows Ca teachers to contribute to this effort. Integrated Math 2 and Integrated Math 3 Readiness are in their third and final year of field testing. Geometry and Algebra2 ReadinessContinue reading “Field Testing 2016”

MDTP News for Fall 2015

Three new Common Core aligned diagnostic tests are at the publishers and expected as follows: Math 7 Readiness, test code 7R40A15, the first week of August. Math 8 Readiness, test code 8R40A15, the first week of August. Algebra 1 and Integrated Math 1 Readiness, test code HS45A15, the second week of August, if not earlier. Note:  the MDTP workgroup determined that the mathematicalContinue reading “MDTP News for Fall 2015”

Writing? But This is Math Class!

In a series of 5 meetings held at UCLA this spring, teachers from across the region came together to work on using writing to deepen their students’ understanding of math and engage them in the Common Core Math Practices.  It was a diverse and lively group, teaching 4th grade through high school calculus. MDTP sponsored the event whichContinue reading “Writing? But This is Math Class!”

MDTP News for Fall 2014

Common Core Aligned Field Tests (available mid to late August): The Algebra Readiness test has been renamed High School Readiness:  the MDTP workgroup determined that the mathematical foundations needed for success in Integrated Math 1 and Algebra were aligned and recommends the new Common Core High School Readiness test for both courses. The second year ofContinue reading “MDTP News for Fall 2014”