9781933196220

Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program for Primary Grades

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    9781933196220

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    193319622X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-31
  • Publisher: Lead + Learn Pr
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Summary

Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program is a method for educators to use the texts and tools that they currently have to create a math instruction program that will create powerfully math literate students.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
About the Authors xix
Introduction xxiii
The Need for a Balanced Math Program xxiii
Designing the Balanced Math Program xxviii
Organization of This Book xxx
As We Begin xxxi
PART ONE THE FIVE EASY STEPS
1(114)
Step 1: Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)
3(28)
Essential Questions
3(1)
Rationale
3(1)
Description of Step 1: Math Review Component
4(10)
A Deliberate Selection of Problems
5(1)
The Math Review Template
6(1)
Math Review Progression through Primary Grade Span
7(1)
The Teacher's Role During Math Review
8(1)
Processing Math Review
9(1)
Other Important Ways to Process Math Review
10(4)
Assessment: The Math Review Quiz
14(1)
Essential Questions
14(1)
Rationale
14(8)
The Math Review Quiz
15(2)
A Sample Math Review Quiz
17(1)
Scoring the Math Review Quiz
17(1)
Math Review Quiz Self-Reflection
18(1)
Tutors and Tutees
19(1)
The Home Connection and Extra Practice
20(1)
Benefits of the Math Review Quiz
21(1)
Differentiation
22(2)
Description of Step 1: Mental Math Component
24(1)
Essential Questions
24(1)
Rationale
24(4)
How to Implement Mental Math
25(3)
Mental Math Benefits
28(1)
Reader's Assignment
28(3)
Step 2: Problem Solving
31(28)
Essential Questions
31(1)
Rationale
31(2)
Description of Step 2
33(13)
Selecting the Problem-Solving Task
33(2)
Teaching Students to Solve the Problem-Solving Task
35(5)
Problem-Solving Strategies
40(1)
Problem-Solving Steps for Primary Students
41(4)
An Investment of Time
45(1)
Suggested Problem-Solving Sequence for Grades K--2
45(1)
Differentiation
46(1)
Formally Assessing Problem Solving
47(10)
Creating a Problem-Solving Rubric
48(2)
How to Design the Problem-Solving Rubric
50(3)
Using the Rubric to Assess
53(3)
Benefits of the Problem-Solving and Rubric Assessment Process
56(1)
Reader's Assignment
57(2)
Step 3: Conceptual Understanding
59(26)
Essential Questions
59(1)
Definitions
59(1)
Rationale
60(1)
The Conceptual Understanding Unit of Study
61(1)
Designing a Conceptual Unit
62(14)
The Value of Planning a Unit Collaboratively
64(12)
Primary Example of Conceptual Unit Planning
76(2)
Other Considerations
78(1)
The Knowledge Package Process
78(3)
Differentiation and Vocabulary Development
81(3)
Reader's Assignment
84(1)
Step 4: Mastery of Math Facts
85(14)
Essential Questions
85(1)
Rationale
85(1)
Implementing Step 4
86(6)
Emphasize Patterns
86(1)
Determine Grade-Appropriate Facts
87(2)
Inform Parents at Beginning of Year
89(1)
Establish Timeline to Assess Progress
89(1)
Assess What Students Presently Know
90(1)
Provide Daily Practice Materials
90(2)
Math Review and Mental Math
92(1)
A Simple Management System
92(1)
Helping Students Handle Time Pressure
93(3)
When It Is Time to Start Assessing
94(1)
Assessment Day
95(1)
Extra Practice Required
96(1)
Differentiation: Strategies for Struggling Students
96(1)
Summing Up
97(1)
Reader's Assignment
98(1)
Step 5: Common Formative Assessment
99(16)
Essential Questions
99(1)
Overview
99(1)
Rationale
100(1)
Power Standards
101(2)
Vertical Alignment
103(3)
Beginning with the End in Mind
106(1)
Designing the Common Formative Assessment
106(3)
The Implementation Sequence
107(2)
The Big Picture---How All the Practices Connect
109(3)
Implementation
112(1)
Benefits
113(1)
Reader's Assignment
114(1)
PART TWO INSIDE THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM
115(40)
Inside the Kindergarten Classroom
117(10)
Step 1 Kindergarten Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)
117(3)
The Math Review Template
117(2)
The Math Review Quiz
119(1)
Mental Math
119(1)
Step 2 Kindergarten Problem Solving
120(2)
The Problem-Solving Teaching Sequence to Follow Throughout the Year
120(1)
Sample Kindergarten Problem-Solving Task
121(1)
Transition During the School Year
122(1)
Step 3 Kindergarten Conceptual Understanding
122(3)
Step 4 Kindergarten Mastery of Math Facts
125(1)
Step 5 Common Formative Assessment
126(1)
Inside the Grade 1 Classroom
127(14)
Step 1 First-Grade Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)
127(5)
The Math Review Template
127(3)
The Math Review Quiz
130(1)
Mental Math
131(1)
Step 2 First-Grade Problem Solving
132(3)
The Problem-Solving Teaching Sequence for the Beginning of the Year
132(1)
The Problem-Solving Teaching Sequence for the Middle of the School Year
133(1)
The Problem-Solving Teaching Sequence for the End of the School Year
133(1)
Sample Grade 1 Problem-Solving Task
134(1)
Step 3 First-Grade Conceptual Understanding
135(4)
Step 4 First-Grade Mastery of Math Facts
139(1)
Step 5 Common Formative Assessment
140(1)
Inside the Grade 2 Classroom
141(14)
Step 1 Second-Grade Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)
141(5)
The Math Review Template
141(3)
The Math Review Quiz
144(1)
Mental Math
145(1)
Step 2 Second-Grade Problem Solving
146(2)
The Problem-Solving Teaching Sequence for the Beginning and Middle of the School Year
146(1)
The Problem-Solving Teaching Sequence for the End of the School Year
146(1)
Sample Grade 2 Problem-Solving Task
146(2)
Step 3 Second-Grade Conceptual Understanding
148(3)
Step 4 Second-Grade Mastery of Math Facts
151(1)
Step 5 Common Formative Assessment
152(3)
PART THREE RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
155(52)
Putting It All Together: Time Management and Frequently Asked Questions
157(28)
Part 1 Time Management
157(5)
A Second-Grade Math Schedule
158(4)
Part 2 Frequently Asked Questions
162(21)
Step 1: Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)
162(8)
Step 2: Problem Solving
170(4)
Step 3: Conceptual Understanding
174(6)
Step 4: Mastery of Math Facts
180(3)
Closing Thoughts
183(2)
Guidelines for School Leaders
185(22)
Executive Summary
185(5)
Math Leadership Team Planning Questions
190(4)
Alignment Diagram
194(2)
A Framework for Implementation
196(11)
Reproducibles
207(36)
References and Other Resources
243(8)
References
243(2)
Webliography of Online Math
245(5)
Suggested Reading
250(1)
Index 251

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