Differentiating Math. Using Assessments and Extension Menus to compact and accelerate Math instruction Presented by Cathy Roh and Kris Larson Allen Elementary School GGUSD. What is today’s objective?.
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Using Assessments and Extension Menus
to compact and accelerate Math instruction
Cathy Roh and Kris Larson
Allen Elementary School
To share with you a strategy for differentiating instruction in Math using pre-assessments and extension menus
We will be showing you:
Pre-assessment tool to check for mastery
5 most challenging questions
5-minute quiz time (unless more time-consuming skill)
Must earn 100%
Two forms: one daily, one weekly
Can be projected or as a paper quiz
Can study ahead of time
Valuable data if whole class tests out (or majority)
On Friday, a week before
Give the Hardest 5 Quiz that covers all lessons you will be teaching.
Before the lesson:
Give the Hardest 5 Quiz that covers the lesson you will be teaching that day.
After the Lesson:
Give the Hardest 5 Quiz that covers the lesson you will be teaching the following day.When do I give the Hardest 5 ?
Extension Activities are presented on Extension Menus, which provide an activity for every lesson in a Unit, as well as optional activities for student choice.
Think Like a Top Chef!
Find or create a recipe that contains at least 3 fractions, no mixed numbers.
Create 3 recipe cards:
First, triple the recipe (multiply every ingredient by 3). Remember, this will triple the amount of people that the recipe will serve.
Second, rewrite the recipe for a party by multiplying everything by 8.
Third, rewrite the recipe for a banquet by multiplying everything by 24.What are some sample activities?
Create a road map for a fictional city. Your map should include examples of each of the following geometric concepts:
o Point o Line
o Ray o Line segment
o Plane o Right angle
o Acute o Obtuse angle
o Parallel line o Intersecting line
o Perpendicular line
Create a legend to explain where each geometric concept can be found on your map.
Your town should be named, colored, locations should be clearly labeled, and your map should include color where appropriate.What are some sample activities?
How can I organize my classroom to make Hardest 5 run smoothly?
Math Groups labeled and listed on a classroom Math board (e.g. Team 1/ Team 2 with students numbers listed under the appropriate title)
Location suggestions: whiteboard, sheet protector with a white paper, pocket chart
Other option: Math groups do not have to be displayed; lists can written down and kept by the teacher only
Pocket files on the Math board or standing file folder that the students have access to
Menu activity resources should be in the same location
Other option: Distribute the Menu to all the students at the beginning of the week; students keep it in a Math folder until the end of the Unit
Garden Grove Unified School District