Unpacking a Unit of Study

When unpacking a unit of study we should always aim to deepen our understanding about what we plan to teach, while also thinking about what pedagogical strategies that will best meet the needs of our students. Below are Six Steps in Unpacking a Unit of Study: Recommended Reading: Edutopia’s Common Core…

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Pioneer Academy – Fluency Assessment

This prototype tool allows teachers to assess where students are in terms of Stage 4: Automaticity of the basic facts in addition, subtraction and multiplication. CCSS Math Facts App CCSS Math Facts Recording Forms: addition (within 5), addition (within 10), addition (within 20), multiplication (0, 1, 2, 5, 10), multiplication…

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NBFA

Meeting with instructional lead teachers to discuss math at New Beginnings Family Academy. Noted challenges with: Time to teach all concepts Student ownership of materials via connection to study habits Teacher comfort level with math curriculum program being used Student demonstrating knowledge on performance tasks Student reasoning abilities Resources: Problem…

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