# numeracy: math across the curriculum

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Numeracy: Math Across the Curriculum. Norman High School- Norman, OK School Improvement Plan Julie Bonner and Debra Baum. Research Question. Will a school-wide Numeracy Campaign change the school’s attitudes toward math and improve understanding?. What is Numeracy?. - PowerPoint PPT PresentationTRANSCRIPT

Numeracy:Math Across the CurriculumNorman High School- Norman, OK School Improvement PlanJulie Bonner and Debra Baum

Research Question

Will a school-wide Numeracy Campaign change the schools attitudes toward math and improve understanding?

What is Numeracy?

How we use math in the real world.

You would never be proud to say, I cant read.So why is it ok to say, I dont do math?

Numeracy Vocab.Horizontal/VerticalVariableParallelLinearDomain/RangeMean/MedianFunctionSlope/Rate of ChangeIntercepts

Vocabulary - word of the monthexample: Art class using Mean Posted in each room with picture & definitionDaily bulletinPosters in hallsExplanations at faculty meetingsArticles written in PTA news letter, Tiger Tribune & local papers Assessment: April 2006, May 2007 & May 2008

Building Academic Vocabularyby Robert J. MarzanoState Department had meeting in Oct. 2007Teaching vocabulary by connecting it to prior knowledgePlay games with the words: Taboo, crossword puzzle, charades

TabooParallel

StraightNever CrossIntersectTrain tracksTwo linesSame Slope

Changing attitudes through CelebrationsTeachers not saying I dont do mathProblem Solving/Logic activities in advisoryPi Day celebration (3.14)e - day celebration (2.17) AP Night, 2006Mu Alpha Theta, MAEOI assemblies/pep rallySudoku puzzlesMetric Week (10/10)

Pi Day!

March 14th (3.14)T-shirt contestMu Alpha Theta has sold pie since 1999$1, goes to senior math scholarshipsPi posters in the hallways (Pi-Thon, Apple-Pi)Classroom activities: discover where pi comes from, sit in circle, write on paper plates, unit circle activitiesYearbook page dedicated to who could memorize the most digits (07-08)Oklahoman came and wrote an article

100 Grand A = Pert 100,000 = Pe.0 6tHow much $ would you have to start with to make $100,000 if you had a 6% interest rate compounded continuously?e -Day Celebration(Bell work activity)

e-Day Celebration, Feb. 7th

Sudoku & Fraction Squares posted in the hallsDeveloping Mathematical FluencyGrayson Wheatley Florida State Univ. & George Abshire Jenks Public Schools

Hall Decorations:-words of the month-Pascals Triangle-Sudokus-Art-math bulletin board

Math Attitude Survey ResultsStudent & Teacher

ValueSelf Conf.EnjoymentMotivationValueSelfConf.EnjoymentMotivationApril 2006 69%63%51%54%45%31%29%26%May 2007 66%69%53%52%88%60%57%45%May 2008 80%64%61%61%May 2009 84%73%62%63%94%69%72%64%May 201081%72%60%66%92%76%68.6%67.5%

Math Analysis Enrollment(pre-calculus with trigonometry)More students are taking higher level mathematics.

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enrollmentpre enrollment

20061250

20071330

20081560

20091790

2010To resize chart data range, drag lower right corner of range.200

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12544

13333

15631

17914

18221

Math Analysis

Sem. Trig.

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Math AnalysisSem. Trig.

200612544

200713333

200815631

200917914

201018221

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Number of AP Calculus Tests taken (only one section taught till 2008 and having 3 sections 2010-11)

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621

237

322

2138

3239

3942

4026

4726

BC- Calc I &II

AB- Calc. I

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BC- Calc I &IIAB- Calc. I

2003621

2004237

2005322

20062138

20073239

20083942

20094026

20104726

ConclusionWe hope using and posting math vocabulary and having activities and celebrations will improve attitudes towards math, understanding of the vocabulary and improve problem solving.

We have seen improvement in Teachers and Students Attitudes toward math, Math EOI scores and math participation.

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