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Explore a new Math 1 curriculum for 9th graders and share your feedback

Article Date: May 15, 2024

Bend-La PIne Schools is accepting public feedback on its recommendation for a new Math 1 (algebra) curriculum for ninth graders. We want to hear from you!

In Bend-La Pine Schools, we hold the value that all students can and should be independent learners, thinkers and doers of rigorous mathematics. We are asking for community input on our choice for a Math 1 (algebra) math curriculum, Math Medic. All comments will be submitted to the School Board when they vote on the recommendation to adopt Math Medic at its next meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

Math Medic is based on a Experience First, Formalize Later model of instruction which we believe leads students to a deeper understanding of mathematics and provides a context and application of mathematics.

Every lesson begins with students working collaboratively in small groups through a sequence of carefully crafted questions that slowly build in complexity (Experience First). Following this activity, the teacher facilitates a discussion connecting students’ ideas with academic vocabulary and notation (Formalize Later). This approach encourages students to build strong math identities and take an active part in mathematical sense-making.

Due to the online nature of Math Medic, there are two ways Community Members may provide input. Below is an overlay of the content of Math Medic for Math 1. Community Members may also schedule a meeting with Dean Richards (Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Systems) or Linda Adams (6-12 Math Instructional Coach) for a personal meeting to see the content.

Here is an overview, provided by Math Medic, of the content in Math 1:

Unit 1: Generalizing Patterns

Unit 2: Linear Relationships

Unit 3: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities

Unit 4: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Unit 5: Functions

Unit 6: Working with Nonlinear Functions

Unit 7: Quadratic Functions

Unit 8: Exponential Functions

Sample lesson from Math Medic

Review the materials and provide feedback here!