How to use Interact. Planning Teaching Assessment Reflection/debriefing. Demonstration Unit. Illustrating slides are from: Math Quest Grades 4–9. Planning. Prioritize your teaching goals. Are they: to reinforce recent general topic knowledge?
Read the Overview to match your teaching goals with each segment’s:
Teaching Tips in the margins of the teacher’s guide provide handy implementation suggestions.
Math Quest provides tiered, scripted lessons for six problem solving strategies. Each can be used alone or in sequence.
Optional and Enrichment Activities for differentiation are provided each day to:
Guiding rubrics should be given to the students at the start of a task and discussed within groups.
As student groups purchase supplies, they gain experience in planning, record keeping and basic math.
Students immediately take ownership of their learning experience!
Fate cards drawn each day add chance and excitement.
Unpredictability is just like life, adding authenticity.
Teams may gain, lose, stay the same or have humor added to their quest.
Rubrics take the guess work out of authentic assessment for teachers and students.
Formative assessments can be quickly given using additional questions (and answer keys) provided.
Multiple intelligences and student interests are addressed with problem creation assignments.
Traditional tests demonstrate student learning and provide experience for standardized tests.
Wrap up the unit with a special activity—an awards ceremony for winning teams or a competition with a neighboring classroom—to give a sense of accomplishment and mastery, and keep the fun in learning.
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