Mathematics in Focus, K-6: How to Help Students Understand Big Ideas and Make Critical Connections

Mathematics in Focus, K-6: How to Help Students Understand Big Ideas and Make Critical Connections

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325025780
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 02/10/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Focusing the Curriculum by Building Purposeful Connections: A Model from Nature 1

Chapter 2 Designing Focused Instruction and Assessment: A Lesson Template 9

Chapter 3 Asking Targeted Questions to Focus on Foundational Understandings: A Lesson on Whole Number Concepts 20

Chapter 4 Identifying Priorities in a Focused Curriculum: A Lesson Integrating Number and Measurement Concepts 32

Chapter 5 Balancing Accountability and Sense Making in a Focused Curriculum: A Lesson on Place Value 50

Chapter 6 Connecting Representations to Focus on Deepening Understanding: A Lesson on Multiplication of Whole Numbers 64

Chapter 7 Using Resources Thoughtfully to Focus Instruction: A Lesson on Area Measure 76

Chapter 8 Beyond Worksheets: A Lesson on Connecting Geometry and Measurement 88

Chapter 9 Differentiating Instruction in a Focused Curriculum: A Lesson on Ratio and Rate 106

Chapter 10 Reflecting on Ways to Support Focused Instruction: Lessons Learned 121

Appendix A Planning Tree 130

Appendix B Lesson Plan Template 131

Appendix C Kindergarten Lesson Plan: Let's Make Five 134

Appendix D Grade 1 Lesson Plan: So Now How Long Is It? 143

Appendix E Grade 2 Lesson Plan: 100 or Bust! 149

Appendix F Grade 3 Lesson Plan: Modeling Multiplication 158

Appendix G Grade 4 Lesson Plan: Area: Why Multiply? 168

Appendix H Grade 5 Lesson Plan: Prisms from Cubes 175

Appendix I Grade 6 Lesson Plan: Just Right! 183

References 190

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