The presentation will be similar to the Wisconsin Math Council (WMC) presentation I made this past May (Prezi Link).
This presentation for ACT is:
Improving Math ACT Scores/Aligned-by-Design - Small School Update;Description: College & Career Readiness by yourself, hear from a small school teacher (single math teacher in HS) about how he is using Aligned-by-Design & ACT standards/ideas into existing curriculum to improve Math ACT scores.
This part of my teaching is me trying to find a balance between big idea/big problems/understanding concepts and the need for precision on skills. Out of 220 minutes I have per week I give 40-50 minutes to the quizzing and review of ACT skills (~20%).
I really believe understanding is critically important but my students also need mastery of basic Algebra & Geometry skills so they are ready for college & career. I want none of my students to have to take remedial math in college or tech school.
There is a happy medium between large skill projects and enough recursive practice to make sure the skills are mastered upon graduation. (Remember - if you don't use it you lose it.)
So -- Yippie!