1.
Math Curriculum:
Implementing the Common Core Standards in
Mathematics with Go Math
Fall 2013
Warren Township School District
Sondra Markman, Curriculum Supervisor
Susan Kline, Math Committee Chair
www.scientificamerican.com
2.
Agenda
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Common Core Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM)
Selection of Go Math program
How math instruction will change this year
What you can expect
Additional questions
3.
CCSSM
CCSSM goals
College and career readiness
Reduce college remediation classes
K-12 focus
Depth rather than coverage
Broader view of math-related skills
Standards
Practices
Adopted by most states in the US
New Jersey too
4.
Improving Math Instruction
Fewer topics
More depth
Greater emphasis on:
Math reasoning
Number sense
Problem solving
The goal is to build
competence with how to
use math in context:
Finding the right data
Applying the right strategies
Giving the answer meaning
5.
Selecting Go Math Program
Math committee:
Teachers
Administrators
Parent
Examined 5 programs
Presentations
Materials
Online resources
Other districts
Piloted 2 programs
6.
Why elementary teachers
like Go Math . . .
“ensure mastery of the
Common Core State
Standards”
“preparation for 21st century
learning”
“students are encouraged
to explain their thinking
using words, manipulatives,
and pictures”
“technology . . . links home
and school”
“Academic vocabulary is
used throughout the
program”
“apply math skills in real
world situations”
“supports the format of
state testing”
“catches students before
they fall behind”
7.
Components of Go Math
Online teacher resources:
Teacher edition
Planning tools
Professional development
videos
Student assignments
Smartboard lessons
Test generator
Lesson-level assessment
Lesson-level differentiation
tools (reteach/enrich/ELL*)
* English Language Learner
Student resources:
Consumable write-in text
Standards Practice Book
(Homework)
Hands-on manipulatives for
building conceptual
understanding
Math readers
Games
Online account and
resources
15.
What to Expect
Think Central experiences in school
More problem solving
More depth/fewer topics
Conceptual understanding followed by procedural knowledge
Builds capacity to use math in a variety of contexts
Better all around math students
Teachers are ready to work with all students to meet the new
Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
Continuation of Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
implementation at Warren Middle School using newly adopted
Big Ideas Math from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt publishers.
16.
More Information
Classroom teachers:
Back to School
presentations
Parent letters
Conferences
Think Central:
www.k6.thinkcentral.com
Unique student id &
password
CCSSM:
Youtube
The Hunt Institute videos Common Core
17.
More Information
Classroom teachers:
Back to School
presentations
Parent letters
Conferences
Think Central:
www.k6.thinkcentral.com
Unique student id &
password
CCSSM:
Youtube
The Hunt Institute videos Common Core
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