FTCE Math Instruction Practices Flashcards

FTCE Math Instruction Practices Flashcards
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Types of assessment strategies
Student survey, exit slip
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Product differentiation
Catering a teaching lesson to different groups based on a group's preferred method for presenting learned information.
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Process differentiation
Catering a teaching lesson to different groups based on a group's most effective mode of retaining information.
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Content differentiation
Catering a teaching lesson to different groups of students based on the material being covered.
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Differentiated instruction
Varying one's teaching methods in order to account for various learning styles among students.
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Standard algorithm
An approach to multiplication which involves breaking equations into segments and adding their totals together.
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Four basic math operations
Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
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Authentic assessment
A tool for measuring student progress beyond rote memorization and recall.
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High-level thinking skills
Going beyond simple application of knowledge toward deeper analysis and reasoning.
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Pre-teaching
Informing students in advance of the terms and concepts to be used in a lesson.
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Academic vocabulary
Words or expressions which are typically limited in use to institutions of education.
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Language-rich environment
Incorporating technical terms into otherwise natural conversation.
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Think alouds
A tactic in which a teacher encourages students to verbally go through each step of a thinking process.
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Strategy
An approach by a teacher to maximize learning for a student.
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Formative assessment
Informally checking in on student progress in order to guide future teaching.
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Progression-based subject
A subject of study in which skills continue to build upon one another.
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Method of instruction
The manner through which content is taught to students.
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Flashcard Content Overview

In this flashcard set, you will review terms and concepts related to teaching math to students in grades K-6. These flashcards encompass a lot of ideas, ranging from knowledge retention to managing group work. By focusing on the various approaches you can use to keep students productive, interested, and engaged with math studies, this flashcard set will be a great addition while preparing to become an effective math teacher.

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Method of instruction
The manner through which content is taught to students.
Progression-based subject
A subject of study in which skills continue to build upon one another.
Formative assessment
Informally checking in on student progress in order to guide future teaching.
Strategy
An approach by a teacher to maximize learning for a student.
Think alouds
A tactic in which a teacher encourages students to verbally go through each step of a thinking process.
Language-rich environment
Incorporating technical terms into otherwise natural conversation.
Academic vocabulary
Words or expressions which are typically limited in use to institutions of education.
Pre-teaching
Informing students in advance of the terms and concepts to be used in a lesson.
High-level thinking skills
Going beyond simple application of knowledge toward deeper analysis and reasoning.
Authentic assessment
A tool for measuring student progress beyond rote memorization and recall.
Four basic math operations
Addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
Standard algorithm
An approach to multiplication which involves breaking equations into segments and adding their totals together.
Differentiated instruction
Varying one's teaching methods in order to account for various learning styles among students.
Content differentiation
Catering a teaching lesson to different groups of students based on the material being covered.
Process differentiation
Catering a teaching lesson to different groups based on a group's most effective mode of retaining information.
Product differentiation
Catering a teaching lesson to different groups based on a group's preferred method for presenting learned information.
Types of assessment strategies
Student survey, exit slip
Types of instructional strategies
Learning menu, math buckets
Types of management strategies
Anchor activities, rescue cards
Flexible grouping
Sorting students into various multi-person units based on needs, lesson objectives, or ability levels.
Teacher-lead groups
Groups of students whose guidance comes primarily from the course instructor.
Student-led groups
Groups of students whose guidance comes primarily from group members who are enrolled in the course.
Whole-class instruction
When the teacher delivers a lesson to the entirety of enrolled students in a course.
Small-group instruction
When the teacher delivers a lesson to specific segments of a class.
Objective assessment
Testing used to measure student performance through rigidly structured questioning.
Subjective assessment
Testing used to measure student performance through open-ended and loosely structured questioning.
Diagnostic assessment
Multiple choice and/or short answer-type tests used to gauge a student's grasp of a subject prior to teaching.
Summative assessment
Tests used to determine a student's retention after the completion of a course or lesson.
Math fluency
The ability to comprehend and analyze mathematical problems accurately and efficiently.
Accuracy
Using available tools to solve a problem and come to a correct conclusion.
Automaticity
The ability to engage in a practice with intuitive reflexes.
Rate
Problem solving without the need for pause or delay.
Flexibility
Adapting one's problem solving process by choosing the tools most appropriate for the task at hand.
Four components of math fluency
Accuracy, automaticity, rate, flexibility

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