Powerpoint for Parent Night (2 hours)- This was used with a group of parents and educators, through the invitation of The Pritchard Committee. We used manipulatives and discussed how we learn mathematics, and why 'math anxiety' is so prevalent.
Teaching keywords? Forget about it! --Graham Fletcher's metablog where he gathered several research-based resources that show why keywords can actually hinder mathematical reasoning in students.
This is the PDF file for printing the complete standards document, including all elementary standards, with appropriate footnotes. This includes Tables 1 & 2, which are essential for considering the progression of word problems in grades K-5. The tables are located on pages 88-90 in the glossary.
If you would like to be redirected to the FA Lessons page which includes Formative Assessment Lessons for each grade level, please click here.
Link to Common Core ToolboxThis site includes sequenced units for each grade level whichshows the standards clustered into units, and suggests a sequence to the units. For each unit, both content standards and standards for mathematical practice are listed, as well as the approximate time suggested for completing the unit.
This resource has 20 dot card activities, 8 five-frame activities, and 14 ten-frame activities, ready-to-use. Also, it includes dot card, five-frame and ten-frame templates, as well as other number representations. Click on the title or the picture on the left to download the packet.
Click or tap on the title, above, to link to a site that will allow you to fill a hundreds chart, starting at any value, with various increments. You could build these charts for students to complete. You decide whether you want it 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, or100% filled.
This PowerPoint presentation is intended for teachers to gain a better understanding of what it means to teach fractions conceptually. It relies heavily on research-based information about how students learn mathematics. This presentation will show how to use fraction circles, cuisenaire rods, number lines, fraction strips, and other manipulatives so that students get hands-on learning experiences in the classroom. Please click on the image to download the presentation. Contact Jenny by clicking here, if you have questions and/or comments.
These visual representations (PDF) from North Carolina Dept. of Education, assist the student in organizing abstract “big picture” information that is new, overwhelming or misunderstood. Research supports the utilization of graphic organizers as a contributing factor in improving student performance. The examples are to model varied organizers and their use in provoking student engagement, organization, and understanding, thus equipping the teacher with the knowledge to develop and use such tools effectively with the new standards. By providing these examples, DPI is creating a foundation for teachers to shift the focus from merely classroom instruction, but also on student learning.
This website is an excellent resource for using arrow cards to teach place value or number decomposition and composition. Free downloadable arrow cards are included on the site.
This PowerPoint Presentation leads participants through the CCSS mathematics standards for grades 3 through 5, with some additional standards from earlier grades shown as support for the learning of multiplication. There are also slides in the 4th grade section that lead teachers through the Grade 4 Formative Assessment Lesson for multiplication, developed by regional mathematics specialists at the Kentucky Department of Education. The descripion of the 5 components of formative assessment is also included in this portion of the presentation. The research is taken from the text Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (7th ed) by Van de Walle, Karp, and Bay-Williams.