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Department of Mathematics

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Core Beliefs


Math tree of numbersThe Mathematics Department believes that every student is entitled to and deserves an excellent program of instruction in the content area that encourages each student to achieve at a high level.  We believe that students become confident “doers” of mathematics when they are engaged in high level cognitive demanding tasks. We believe that by asking students purposeful and demanding questions, we are assessing and advancing their learning without taking away the process of thinking from them. Ultimately, the goal of our department is to prepare all children for college and career readiness.

Philosophy

Mathematics can be personified as a progression of investigations which ultimately advances students’ development of sound mathematical concepts and ideas. As students build on their content knowledge, we encourage the following practices to be linked to their learning: making sense of problems and persevering in solving them, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, constructing viable arguments or critiquing the reasoning of others, modeling with mathematics, using appropriate tools strategically, attending to precision, looking for and making use of structure and repeated reasoning.  The department has embraced and implemented a Conceptual-Based Model, which allows students time to explore mathematical concepts to promote academic rigor and maintain a high level of student discourse to concurrently develop conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving skills. 

 

District Assessment Testing Calendars

pdf Elementary 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

pdf High School 2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rollout of IFL Sets of Related Lessons with District Pacing Guide

Kindergarten

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

K.CC.A.l,K.CC.A.2,
K.CC.B.4a,b,c

Counting and Cardinality:A Focus on Knowing Number
Names and the Counting Sequence

2

K.OA.A.l,K.OA.A.2

Addition·Situations:Solving for the Sum

 

Grade l

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

l.OA.A.l,l.OA.A.2, l.OA.B.3,1.0A.B.4

"Adding to" SituationalTasks:Solving for Unknowns in
All Positions

2

l.OA.A.l,1.0A.B.4,
1.0A.C.6,l.OA.D.7

The Relationship Between Addition and Subtraction

 

Grade 2

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

2A.OA.A.1,2.NBT.B.7

Put Together and Compare Situational Tasks: Missing
Addend Addition as Subtraction

2

2.NBT.B.7, 2.OA.A.1, 2.NBT.B.6

Addition: Flexible Thinking and Problem-Solving Strategies

3

2.MD.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 2.NBT.B.7

Compare Situations: Contexts, Models, and Strategies as they Relate to Subtraction and Missing Addend Addition

 

Grade 3

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

3.MD.C.5a,b, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7,7a,b

Measurement: Solving for Area of Figures

2

3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.B.5

Comparing Two Properties: The Associative and Distributive Properties of Multiplication

3

3.NF.A.l,3.NF.A.2a,b,
3.NF.A.3a,b,c,d

Understanding Fractions as Numbers

 

Grade 4

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

4.0A.A.1,4.0A.A.2

Multiplication:Exploration of Multiplicative Comparisons and the Link to Division

2 & 3

4.NF.A.2, 4.NF.B.3a,b,d, 4.NF.B.4, 4a,b,c

Building Non-Unit Fractions

3

4.NF.C.5,4.NF.C.6,
4.NF.C.7

Fractions and Decimals: Writing and Comparing Decimal
Numbers

 

Grade 5

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

S.NBT.B.S,S.NBT.B.7

Decimal Operations:Multiplication and Division

3

S.NF.B.4a,b,S.NF.B.Sb,
S.NF.B.6

Multiplication with Fractions:Finding Portions of
Numbers

3

5.NF.B.7a,b,c

Dividing Fractions:Understanding Division with Numbers
Less Than 1

 

Grade 6

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

6.RP.1, 2, 3

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

2

6.EE.A.3, 6.EE.A.4

Equivalent Expressions

3

6.NS.C.5, 6.NS.C.6a,c, 6.NS.C.7a,c

Locating, Ordering and Finding Distance Between Positive and Negative Numbers

3

6.EE.B.5, 6.EE.B.6, 6.EE.B.7, 6.EE.B.8

Solving One-Variable Equations and Inequalities

 

Grade 7

Unit

CCSSM

1FL Set of Related Lessons

1

7.NS.A.la,b,c,d,7.NS.A.3

Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Rational
Numbers

2

7.EE.B.4a,b

Investigating Inequalities

2

7.RP.A.1, 7.RP.A.2a,b,c

ProportionaI Relationships

 

Grade 8

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

2

8.EE.C.7,8.EE.C.7a,b

Equations and Linear Functions:Solving Linear Equations
in One Variable

2

8.EE.C.8a,b

Understanding and Solving Systems of Linear Equations

3

8.G.A.1, 8.G.A.1a,b,c, 8.G.A.2, 8.G.A.4

Understanding Congruence and Similarity

 

Algebra I

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

2

A.CED.A.2,F.IF.B.4, F.IF.B.S,F.IF.B.6

Creating and Interpreting Functions

2

F.LE.A.1, F.LE.A.2, F.LE.B.5

Solving Problems Using Linear and Exponential Models

3

A.CED.A.2, A.REI.B.4, A.REI.B.4b, A.REI.D.10, F.IF.B.4

Developing an Understanding of Quadratics

 

Algebra II

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

N.RN.A.1, N.RN.A.2

Investigating Rational Exponents

3

A.APR.B.3, F.BF.A.1B

Building Polynomial Functions

 

Geometry

Unit

CCSSM

IFL Set of Related Lessons

1

G.CO.B.6, G.CO.B.7, G.CO.B.8

Investigating Congruence In Terms of Rigid Motion

3

G.GPE.B.4, G.GPE.B.5, G.GPE.B.6, G.GPE.B.7

Investigating Coordinate Geometry and Its Use in Solving Mathematical Problems

 

Mathematics School-Based Supervisors

Janice Basilicato
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: 5, 8, 26, 28)
jbasilicato@paterson.k12.nj.us

Elizabeth Caccavella
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools:  2, 3, 20, MLK)
ecaccavella@paterson.k12.nj.us

Olga Castellanos
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: 6/SFRL, Newcomers/11, Don Bosco, NRC)
ocastellanos@paterson.k12.nj.us

Rosemarie Chromey
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: 13, 15, 25)
rchromey@paterson.k12.nj.us

Brian Rawlins
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: 10, 18, 21)
brawlins@paterson.k12.nj.us

 


Diana Slopey
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: 4/Dr. Frank Napier, 12, 24)
dslopey@paterson.k12.nj.us

Pamela Gary-Maple
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: Rosa Parks H.S., EHS/SOIT)
pgarymaple@paterson.k12.nj.us

Dr. Robert Salviano
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: JFK/STEM, JFK/ACT, JFK/BTMF, JFK/SET)
salvianor2@paterson.k12.nj.us

Dr. David Rust
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: GFA, HARP, PANTHER, Silk City, STARS)
drust@paterson.k12.nj.us

Morteza Taherisefat
Supervisor of Mathematics
(Schools: EHS/GOPA, EHS/CAHTS, GMA, International)
mtaherisefat@paterson.k12.nj.us



 

Joanna Tsimpedes

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
973-321-2336
jtsimpedes@paterson.k12.nj.us

Jennifer Foster

Senior Specialist - Mathematics
973-321-0843
jfoster@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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