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Plainview – Old Bethpage CSD Mathematics Board Report October 15, 2013 Christian Bowen Jill M. Gierasch Larry Farrell. Agenda. District Updates Instructional Support Next Steps. Elementary Program . K-4 enVisions – Common Core Aligned Shifts “I Can Statements”
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Mathematics Board Report
October 15, 2013
Jill M. Gierasch
MATH INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS
Shift 1 Focus
Narrow and deepen the scope of how time and energy is spent in the math classroom, to focus deeply on only the concepts that are prioritized in the standards.
Shift 2 Coherence
Carefully connect the learning within and across grades so each standard is not a new event, but an extension of previous learning.
Shift 3 Fluency
Speed and accuracy with simple calculations; students memorize core functions so that they are more able to understand and manipulate more complex concepts.
Shift 4 Deep Understanding
Teachers teach more than “how to get the answer.” Development of deep conceptual understanding of core math concepts by applying them to new situations.
Shift 5 Application
Students are expected to use math and choose the appropriate concept for application even when not prompted to do so. Math concepts in “real world situations.”
Shift 6 Dual Intensity
Students are practicing and understanding. “Drills” and skills as balanced through extended application of math concepts.
Pre - Common Core
(3 x 4) x 2 = 3 x (4 x 2)
This equation is an example of which property?
The teachers write 9 x 8 on the board. Jill says “that is equal to
12 x 6!” The teacher asks Jill to show her work on the board. Jill
writes The teacher says “That’s excellent!"
A) Use Jill’s method to determine a pair of factors that is equal to 16 x 6.
B) Explain how you arrived at your answer.
Grades 5 & 6
Big Ideas & Digits Resources
(Anticipated Selection Date by Thanksgiving)
Grades 8 & 9
*No new textbook published truly aligned to Common Core Shift Standards
Grades K-8, RtI, Special Education
Grades 5 Algebra
Home and classroom support
Grades 9-12, student resource
– Engage NY
– Parent Organization
– Parent University