Mathematics - Middle School

Published: 10/28/2013 10:20 AM
The middle school mathematics page is organized using categories: 1. Curriculum, 2. Instruction, 3. Assessment, 4. Highlighted Supports and 5. State/National agencies and organizations. Each link connects to additional information and resources including professional development opportunities, KDE-produced resources and professional organizations. Additions to this page will be made as they become available.
1. Curriculum
The Mathematics Program Effectiveness Review for Kentucky Schools is a checklist of "best practices" for mathematics education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This document is closely aligned with the Standards and Indicators for School Improvement document (SISI).
Standards-based Units of Study provide comprehensive learning opportunities for students.

2. Instruction
This page contains teaching resources and links to enhance the teaching of mathematics.
ThinkFinity provides lesson plans that are aligned with the Kentucky Program of Studies and Core Content for Assessment.

Teaching Tools
This page contains a variety of resources including links to information and templates for developing a standards-based unit of study.
This page contains a list of resources and professional development opportunities.

Textbook/Instructional Resources
2009 - 2015 Adoption Group Mathematics
Kentucky's Mathematics and Science Partnership Program (MSP)
The Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.

3. Assessment
4. Highlighted Support
Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) was established to make available professional development for teachers in reliable, research-based diagnostic assessment and intervention strategies, coaching and mentoring models, and other programs in mathematics.

Committee for Mathematics Achievement
The Committee for Mathematics Achievement was established for the purposes of developing a multifaceted strategic plan to improve student achievement in mathematics at all levels of schooling, prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult.
College Board Advanced Placement (AP) This page contains the latest information about the AP Program, courses, and exams. AP Central AP Central is the official online home for professionals interested in or involved with the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) or Pre-AP® strategies.
Advance Kentucky AdvanceKentucky is a new Kentucky initiative in partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.
National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) NMSI aims to scale-up two proven programs: training and incentive programs for AP® and pre-AP® courses and UTeach. The training and incentive programs include extensive training of teachers, identification and cultivation of lead teachers, additional time on task for students, and financial incentives based on academic results. UTeach is a program that encourages math and science majors to enter the teaching profession by offering an integrated degree plan, financial assistance, and early teaching experiences for undergraduates.

5. Quick links to State and National Agencies and Organizations
State Agencies:
Mathematics Professional Organizations
Robin Hill
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848