Math / Science

CALIFORNIA MATHEMATICS STANDARDS

Click on this link to read each grade level's standards.  http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/ccssmathstandardaug2013.pdf

Sixth grade standards begin on page 40, Seventh grade standards begin on page 46 and Eighth grade standards begin on page 52.

A video giving a brief overview of these standards can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/9IGD9oLofks

The critical Standards for Mathematical Practice for all grades can be found on pages 6 - 8.

Here is a video briefly describing these standards.  https://youtu.be/m1rxkW8ucAI

IDEAS TO HELP FAMILIES SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN IN SUCCEEDING IN MATH

  • This link has specific ideas and activities for families to do together that will support the work being introduced, explored and learned in our math classrooms.  Check it out here:  http://greatminds.net/parents
  • Thank you to to the Council of the Great City Schools for this great resource for families.  You can access the Parent Roadmap for Common Core Mathematics Standards here:  http://www.cgcs.org/page/244
  • ‚ÄčTambién hay información en español para los padres y familias aquí:  http://www.cgcs.org/page/244 

WEEK OF INSPIRATIONAL MATH FROM THE YOUCUBED SITE

ALL Brownell math students have begun the school year experiencing the work of the team of math educators from Stanford University.  The specific work is called 'The Week of Inspirational Math'.  It includes videos about how we learn math, how to develop and maintain a 'growth mindset' for learning mathematics as well as interesting problems to consider and discuss.  Please feel free to investigate this site on your own.  It does require you to register and log-in, but you will not receive emails or spam from your registration. Please, enjoy!    

https://www.youcubed.org/week-of-inspirational-math/

También hay una sita para los que hablan español.  Usa la misma 'link' y ¡Disfrútanlo!

HOW TO LEARN MATH: A FREE COURSE FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY IN ENGLISH Y EN ESPAÑOL

How to Learn Math is a free class for learners of all levels of mathematics. You can access it at:  https://www.youcubed.org/category/mooc/

There are 6 sessions, the first three are approximately 10 minutes long and the last three approximately 20 mins long.  It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. Many people have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking math or failing. This class will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful math learners, it will correct any misconceptions they have about what math is, and it will teach them about their own potential to succeed and the strategies needed to approach math effectively. If you have had past negative experiences with math this will help change your relationship to one that is positive and powerful.

The course will feature Professor Jo Boaler as well as videos of math in action – in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications. It is designed with a pedagogy of active engagement.

Main concepts to learn in this course:

  • Knocking Down the Myths About Math
  • Math and Mindset
  • Mistakes and Speed
  • Number Flexibility, Mathematical Reasoning, and Connections
  • Number Patterns and Representations
  • Math in Life, Nature and Work

There are no prerequisites for this course.https://www.youcubed.org/category/mooc/

SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS

6th grade Science textbook:   Focus on Earth Sciences

 

7th grade Science textbook:   Focus on Life Sciences

 

8th grade Science textbook: Focus on Physical Sciences

6th Grade Math/Science

Mr. Billy Aguilar

Ms. Kymberli Brower

Ms. Nadine Filippi

Mrs. Patricia Garrido - GATE/Accelerated

Ms. Elizabeth Hiserman

7th Grade Math/Science

Mr. Jim Clark

Ms. Bridgette Harris

Mr. Matt Romiti - GATE/Accelerated

Ms. Alyssa Barcellos

8th Grade Math

Mr. Vince Oberst

Mr. Mark Feisthamel

Mrs. Valerie Kelly - GATE/Accelerated

7th/8th Grade Science

Mrs. Barbara Kalman

8th Grade Science

Mrs. Vicki Groppe

Science Department Chair

STEM Advisor

Mecha-tronics, Tech Challenge and Robotics Coordinator