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I recently had a principal ask me the following question:



"We have Everyday Math in grades K-6 and Connected Math in grades 7 and
8.

Should we drop the 6th grade of EM in favor of starting the Connecting
Math earlier?"



If you have faced and thought about this kind of question - whether to
drop the last year of the elementary program (at grade 6) in order to
get the full three years of the middle school program - what would your
advice be?  What has your school done?  How would you evaluate the
success so far?



Post your response to the middle school Net (by hitting reply) so we can
all gain from each others thoughts and experiences.



This is one of the most important purposes of this Net.  For educators
involved in building improved student performance, to share questions,
thoughts and experiences.  We are faced with so much change, and so much
challenge.  There's no reason we should be forced to 'reinvent' each new
piece alone.





Jim





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Jim Abrams

MathNet moderator

Vermont Institutes







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