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Math Instruction & Assessment- Chapter Summary
This chapter explores math instruction and assessments through different lessons. These lessons are filled with a great deal of information that can help you review everything you need to know about how to properly teach math and the assessments that are necessary to gauge the quality of instruction. The chapter addresses the following topics:
- Standards for Common Core
- Strategies used to teach math
- Techniques for differentiated math classrooms
- Foundations of teaching factoring
- Strategies for teaching math vocabulary
- Teaching geometry concepts such as area and perimeter
- Use of cognition guided instruction in a math classroom
- How to teach measurement techniques
- Using strategies such as games, flashcards and music to teach facts
- High-level questions
- Overview of problem-based learning
- Relationship between math and literature
- Strategies for teaching ELL students math
- Benefits of assessments
- Keeping track of progress
By going through all of the lessons in this chapter, you will complete a thorough review of math instruction and the assessments used with math. The lessons are filled with terms and phrases in bold. This was done to emphasize the importance of specific information in this chapter. When you are done with each lesson, take the lesson quizzes to assess your knowledge and make sure you are retaining the material.
1. The Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice for Common Core
How do we know if our students are mastering essential mathematical concepts? Common Core seeks to streamline teaching. This lesson will explore the eight standards of mathematical practice set forth by Common Core.
2. Teaching Math: Methods & Strategies
Teachers play an important role in fostering mathematics skills. In this lesson, learn some good ways to teach math methods and problem-solving strategies.
3. How to Differentiate Math Instruction
In today's diverse classrooms, teachers must differentiate their math instruction in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners. This lesson will explain the main principles of and strategies that support the differentiated math classroom.
4. How to Teach Factoring
Learning how to factor is an important foundation to many more complex mathematical activities. This lesson will offer you a range of choices that will help you teach factoring to children.
5. How to Teach Math Vocabulary
This lesson will highlight ways in which you can teach math vocabulary to your students. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about math-related teaching strategies.
6. Teaching Area and Perimeter
Although students may not believe it, finding the area and perimeter of different shapes and objects can be fun. This lesson will provide strategies and examples for teaching these concepts to your students.
7. Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math
Perhaps the most powerful thing we can do for students is to teach them to think for themselves. In this lesson, we'll explore how to teach using your students' natural problem-solving abilities to learn mathematics.
8. Using Measurement Throughout Math Curriculum
Teaching measurement as part of ongoing instruction is important in both an academic and in a practical sense. In this lesson we will discuss various examples of activities to incorporate measurement into the curriculum.
9. How to Teach Math Facts to Kids
Teaching math facts can be a daunting task. Using a variety of instructional strategies, such as music, movement, games, flashcards, foldables, and T-charts, keeps math practice exciting, thus increasing student motivation and memorization.
10. Higher Level Questions for Math
An important part of teaching includes asking questions. Teachers need to push students to think deeply by asking high-level questions. In this lesson, learn what high-level questions are and how to apply them to teaching math.
11. Problem-Based Learning Activities in Math
Math instruction has undergone many changes, and problem-based learning is one method responsible for this change. In this lesson, we will provide an overview of problem-based learning activities and show how to use them in your math classroom.
12. Activities for Integrating Math & Literature in the Classroom
Learning objectives now focus on integrating core concepts across the curriculum. This lesson discusses why integrating math and literature is important and gives examples of activities that can be used to engage students in this process.
13. Teaching Math to ELL Students
Teaching math to ELL students can be challenging but fun for any educator. This lesson provides information about English language learners, provides suggestions for the class environment, and offers new math-teaching strategies.
14. Benefits of Using Assessment Data to Drive Instruction
Assessments are powerful tools that can give you precise data about student learning. Using that data to drive instruction is incredibly important for effective teaching. This lesson will detail some benefits of using data to drive instruction.
15. How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents
This lesson describes how to communicate learning progress. It specifically focuses on the tools of summative documentation, formative communication, and standardized documentation.
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