Alaska Mathematics Standards. Teaching and Learning Support Institute September 16-17, 2013. Deborah Riddle Math Content Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 907-465-3758. Goals for Today. Revisit the 3 Standards Shifts in math Look at the Mathematical Practices
Teaching and Learning Support Institute
September 16-17, 2013
Math Content Specialist
Revisit the 3 Standards Shifts in math
Look at the Mathematical Practices
Examine some instructional strategies
2 – 4 topics focused on deeply in each grade
Fewer big ideas to be covered
Allows more time for students to understand the concepts
Strive for understanding not coverage
New Math Standards
systematic or logical connection or consistency (Merriam-Webster)
logical or natural connection or consistency,
logical interconnectedness (The Free Dictionary)
Concepts logically connected form one grade to the next
Concepts linked to other major topics within each grade
Deeper learning decreases the need for
re-teaching topics each year
Craig has $20. He buys 6 squirt guns for $2 each. How much money does he have left?
5x7 = 7x5
With equal intensity
Conceptual understanding of key concepts.
Foster students’ ability to access concepts from a number of perspectives.
Math is seen as more than a set of mnemonics or discrete procedures.
A set of football games is to be organized in a “round-robin” fashion, i.e., every participating team plays a game against every other team once and only once.
If 36 games are totally played, how many teams participated?
“When I add 4 times my age 4 years from now to 5 times my age 5 years from now, I get 10 times my current age. How old will I be 5 years from now? ”
A Performance Task
Organized approach using multiple strategies
Explanation of mathematical reasoning
Utilizes Mathematical Practices
Choose a product
Define the purpose and audience
Identify Content Standards and Mathematical Practices
Create clear expectations and goals
to assess knowledge
to help struggling students
Identify prerequisite skills necessary for success
Were the goals met?
Did the product reflect mastery?
Did the task work as intended?
Brown University (2013, August 5). New explanation for odd double-layer Martian craters
Although Alaska did not adopt the Common Core State Standards, there are many Common Core resources that can be helpful to Alaskan teachers.
Math Content Specialist
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