Math Upgrade Kindergarten has been designed to support student mastery of both state and national standards, including every Common Core math standard The lessons give students step-by-step guidance with voice instructions, and practice problems include immediate verbal help and remediation when needed. Best of all, many of the middle school math lessons on the Smart Exchange overlap with high school math topics, so these lessons are a great way to keep moving forward with your math education and take what you learn to the next level. High school math can be particularly challenging, but once again, the Smart Exchange has you covered. If you search the exchange for math lessons for grades 9-12, you can find hundreds of options designed for teen students. With the options on the Smart Exchange, your classroom’s Smart Board can help you turn serious math from a chore to an adventure.
If you do choose to make significant changes to lessons, the Tristate/EQuIP rubric is available to help you evaluate the quality, rigor, and alignment of your adapted lessons. Also, please note that the Math modules include a significant number of problem sets so that students have ample opportunity to practice and apply their knowledge. The problems can reflect the standards for your grade level, review prior standards or enrich for deeper meaning.
To ensure accountability to all students attempting the problems and being active participants, I give a Daily Math Review Quiz almost every Friday. While not a new concept within math lessons, daily practice and review is being given more serious consideration. Larry Ainsworth and Jan Christinson wrote in their book Five Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program that there is a better way to incorporate it. The daily applied math lessons are to help students understand that attendance in class makes a big difference in understanding math concepts, according to Port Huron High School principal Mike Palmer. Today I’m sharing a few activities from my friend Miss DeCarbo’s class on ways to incorporate both language and math into your therapy room.
This helps the class figure out which aspects of math are posing a challenge and which are not a problem, letting the students focus just on those concepts that are a struggle. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., she has written and edited educational, marketing and web copy for nonprofit organizations, technology companies and online marketing firms. The program combines music videos and interactive games with rewards to help students understand math. For a great example, watch this video of 4th grade teacher Shannon Smith teaching her class with WolframAlpha and a Smart Board.
Watching their post-lesson collaboration , it’s so interesting to see the teachers reflect on both Alicia and Kristin’s lessons. In the videos from this group, we see Crystal Morey teach a lesson about ratios and proportional relationships to both a sixth grade class and a seventh grade class. Their grade options are A, B, or Not Yet, as in they don’t quite grasp the concept yet.
As an introduction to the lesson, students will read a series of online articles to investigate the similarities and differences between non-profit theatre production and Broadway, or commercial, theatre production. In this lesson plan, your students will develop their math skills as they examine what supplies were needed to travel to Montana in the 1880s. This lesson is a fun way to review basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, finding averages, and working with percents.
Created and peer-reviewed by a team of math educators, our exercises include full coverage of US Common Core and beyond, ranging from early math through calculus. But many other math subjects are preposterously useless in real life and simply not encountered outside of careers in fairly specific fields. That’s why I feel qualified, as someone who’s learned and forgotten it all, to explain which math subjects are actually completely useless for normal human beings. Learn one that students can use throughout the summer in this pre-K – grade 2 lesson plan!
In a new video series we’ve produced with Illustrative Mathematics and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium , we get to see the power of collaboration across grade levels and settings. Though many collaboration sessions often focus on planning lessons, this series shows how helpful it can be to come back together with colleagues after lessons to assess student learning. Through mostly virtual collaboration, Alicia and Jennie work with Kristin Gray, a fifth grade math teacher in Delaware.