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Ch 1: Standards & Planning for Math Instruction

About This Chapter

In this chapter you will have the opportunity to improve your understanding of common core mathematics, the eight standards of mathematical practice, attributes of mathematical proficiency, strategies for teaching to course standards and properties of effective math-course syllabi.

Standards & Planning for Math Instruction - Chapter Summary

These lessons will help you review the standards of mathematical instruction, and the different things to keep in mind when planning math-course instruction and creating your courses' syllabi. As such it will also provide you with a review of the procedures and principles of common core mathematics. Use these lessons to improve your understanding of:

  • Common core mathematics and how it has changed the teaching of mathematics
  • Principles of focus, coherence and rigor of common core mathematics
  • The eight standards of mathematical practice
  • Attributes of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning and productive disposition
  • Strategies for teaching course standards
  • Advantages of backward designing in math curriculum
  • Resources and strategies for instructional planning
  • Importance of effective syllabi in mathematical instruction

This chapter consists of lessons you may read to reinforce your understanding of the material and study the key terms and figures,. Also our professional instructors are available to answer questions you may have via the teacher tabs of the lessons.

How It Helps

  • Teaches new skills: These lessons will teach you how to understand common core math and how to use it to teach your students mathematics.
  • Builds awareness: This chapter will help you improve your awareness of the principles and standards of mathematical instruction.
  • Improves instructional design: After you complete this chapter you should have some ideas on how you can improve your instructional planning and course syllabi.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain how common core math has changed the teaching of mathematics
  • Identify the three major principles of common core mathematics
  • Understand the importance of the eight standards of mathematical practice
  • Identify the five interdependent strands of mathematical proficiency
  • Map instructional activities, assignments and assessments
  • Design a course backwards
  • Effectively plan instructions using quality materials and teaching strategies
  • Create an effective syllabus

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Standards & Planning for Math Instruction
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Understanding the Common Core

1. Understanding the Common Core

The Common Core Standards are a set of standards that are becoming more prominent in education. This lesson will help you understand the Common Core so you can better teach according to the standards.

Teaching Math Using Common Core

2. Teaching Math Using Common Core

The Common Core State Standards do not have to be intimidating to you as a teacher! This lesson offers you some insight into teaching math using the Common Core.

Three Major Principles of Common Core Math Instruction

3. Three Major Principles of Common Core Math Instruction

Common core sets standards for instruction in major subject areas for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. This lesson will examine the three main principles of common core math instruction.

The Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice for Common Core

4. 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.

Attributes of a Mathematically Proficient Student

5. Attributes of a Mathematically Proficient Student

In this lesson, we will learn how to help students become mathematically proficient through the development of five interdependent strands of mathematical proficiency.

Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards

6. Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards

While standards are a means by which states, school districts, and schools ensure uniformity in teaching, not every teacher understands how to use them to their advantage. This lesson will look at how to analyze standards and use them to design activities and assessments in the classroom.

Using Backward Design in Curriculum Planning

7. Using Backward Design in Curriculum Planning

There's a definite art in planning and designing curriculum. One method is backward design. This lesson shows how to use backwards design to develop curriculum and gives examples to use in the classroom.

Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

8. Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies

Teachers need multiple resources and methods in order to effectively plan instruction. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quality instructional materials and teaching strategies.

Creating an Effective Syllabus for a Math Course

9. Creating an Effective Syllabus for a Math Course

Looking for ideas to create an effective math course syllabus? This lesson discusses the importance and uniqueness of math course syllabi and takes a look at components that should be included.

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