Writing Standards-Based Elementary Mathematics Units Sarah Hancock Sara Levine Kathy Stroud.

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Writing Standards-Based Elementary Mathematics Units Sarah Hancock Sara Levine Kathy Stroud

Introductions Who are you? Why are you here? Who are we?

Beginning to write your unit Our units should be based on national math content strands and standards - not textbook resources Units should be planned using a hierarchy of standards - national, state, textbook

National Standards National Council of Teachers of Mathematics http://www.nctm.org Principles and Standards for School Mathematics http://standards.nctm.org/ NCTM Curriculum Focal Points Focal Points

State Missouri Mathematics Learning Goals http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculu m/math/ http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculu m/math/ –Missouri Grade Level Expectations http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curricu lum/GLE/MAgle2.0.html http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curricu lum/GLE/MAgle2.0.html

Local Textbook –Investigations

Clarifying Content Priorities Discriminating among standards –Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings (EU) –Important to know and do (Need to know) –Worth being familiar with (Nice to know)

Modeling - what you really do! Find standards from national, state, and local resources Isolate the standards Sort standards

Guided Practice Step 1 - find standards for your grade and cut them apart Step 2 - eliminate duplicate ideas - keep the one with broader wording Step 3 - sort using enduring, need, nice and tape on your chart - chunk like items in the same area Step 4 - form Enduring Understandings

Vertical Alignment Identify flow of EUs from grade to grade Create matrix of EUs and EQs

Teaching and Tuning How do the interactions you have with your students help you tune your unit?

Questions

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