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  • Student Book, Volume I:Chapters 1-4 (158 pages); Volume II:Chapters 5-8 (156 pages)Teacher’s Edition, Volume I and IITeachers Resource Book (Blackline Masters)Focus Standards and Facts Fluency Practice Book
  • *1 Math concepts include place value, comparing numbers, and so on.*2 Examples: To be able to solve examples with teen sums, such as 8 + 5, using the “make a ten” strategy; or to solve a problem like 36 + 23 mentally, by breaking up the 23 into tens and ones so it would be calculated as 36 + 20 = 56 + 3 = 59 (this skill is not for first grade).*3 If I can solve 6 + ___ = 10, then I can solve 46 + ___ = 50.*4 The Common Core Standards for Mathematics places great emphasis on developing mathematical thinkers; we can’t be satisfied with having students just become “good counters” and count to find the sum of 8 + 5. We need to develop their thinking abilities.
  • What’s the problem if a student puts out nine fingers and then hides away six? It may become embarrassing as students get older.The strategy is not extendable to problems with larger numbers, such as 13 – 6.
  • Jean Piaget’s four stages of children’s cognitive development:Sensory-motor learningPreoperational learningConcrete operational learning Operational learning
  • Generally, when we say “all,” it indicates that we want to include lower achieving or less capable students. This program is not necessarily geared for children with special needs, although its strong visual base and fine progression makes it very adaptable for them. The thinking level involved here is actually very high, and the fact is that many average and above-average students have been underserviced until now, as they were not helped to develop real number sense. We were satisfied if they found the sum of a number by counting; we did not develop their thinking abilities. When we say we can help all students develop real math wisdom, we refer to gaining a greater quality of achievement for all.
  • As the NCTM points out, "The ten-frame uses the concept of benchmark numbers (5 and 10) and helps students develop visual images for each number." Using a ten-frame, students can easily see, for example, that 6 is 1 more than 5 and 4 less than 10, or that 8 can be seen as "5 and 3 more" and as "2 away from 10." Once students are able to visualize the numbers 1 through 10, they begin to develop mental strategies for manipulating those numbers, all within the context of the numbers' relationship to ten.
  • With the Dot Cards as our base, we can call our approach a “quantity-based” approach as opposed to a digit-based approach. These cards are the most basic element of the program. The students learn to recognize each Dot Card as an image without counting the dots. Once students learn what each Dot Card represents with instantaneous recognition, they can use these cards to build their understanding of progressively more abstract math concepts.Math becomes so simple that even when working with the complicated process of the “make a ten” strategy, one wonders, “What's so hard about math?”
  • As you may know, ten frames are an ancient Japanese mathematical model. Ten frames in and of themselves are helpful but are not visually dynamic or powerful enough to help students internalize concepts.Christine Losque devised putting the dots in sets of two. (Her product is called Deca-Dots.) The division of the card into 5 red and 5 green is our innovation. Having the 5 as a bench mark helps differentiate between similar-looking numbers, such as the even numbers 4, 6, and or the odd numbers 5, 7, and 9.
  • If children don’t understand the underlying structure of teen numbers, how can we expect them to decompose 14 when solving 14 - 6 as 14 - 4 - 2?
  • These are a basic application of the 1-10 Dot Cards. These Dot Cards develop a strong foundation for place value: we have 1 ten and a specific number of ones to represent the teen number. Using this system, the percentage of young students who don’t understand the concept of place value, or who reverse numbers, is really very low. We had one student who her digits in mirror image but wrote them in the correct places!
  • The material used to teach concepts with, is referred to as Dot Boards; they are magnetic dry-erase boards. The material used for practice and reinforcement is referred to as Dot cards, like flash cards.
  • A Dot Board is used to show the first number in the number sentence. The teacher models the operation by adding white counters or crossing off dots.
  • We turn over the white counter to its black side to show we need it to make a ten .Then the students are taught to imagine that the dot needed to make a ten “fly over” to the tens side while the rest stay white in their place on the ones side. Focusing on the white dots, it is clear to see the sum is 17.
  • This is taught in chapter 7. Working with Dot Boards has a number of advantages. It saves time because the teacher does not have to count out the first quantity in the equation- its just printed on the board. Also, the images allow students to solve the problem without too much teacher explanation. When students solve problems in this manner they can create a mental image of the process - which would be harder to do if they were working with counters.
  • You will find this page at the end of your Student Book. [SHOW STUDENT DOT CARDS]You will receive a packet with 600 foam counters. Every student needs 20 of them. [SHOW COUNTERS]Students use these when concepts are introduced. We recommend that teachers collect the materials after use so students don’t loose them.
  • Reviewing with our Dot Cards provides reinforcement in the most time-efficient manner; students develop fluency of the facts as well as internalizing the thinking framework for how to solve similar problems. Thus, when a 9 - 6 Dot Card is presented, the student is practicing the specific example while the concept of “subtracting a lot” is being reinforced. Also, practicing with Dot Cards takes less time than practicing with other manipulatives.Practicing on digit level, with flashcards or the like, is “rote drill.” This gives students the message, “Get the answer fast,” so they just count, and we end up creating great “counters” instead of great “thinkers.”
  • At this point the red and green are embedded in the subconscious. The focus is on the black and the white.
  • There is much debate in the research regarding how first-graders should learn to subtract equations such as 9 – 7. Should we have them count back six numbers? Or should we teach them to count forward (six…7, 8, 9)? Research suggests that they learn to count back, because that is consistent with the concept of subtracting as taking away. However, the Common Core wants children to understand that we can count on to subtract. With our Dot Cards, this is clear and elegantly simple.The Subtraction Dot Cards show the “shape” of the number we are subtracting. This model makes it clear that we are taking away, yet we can also clearly see the amount that is left, encouraging counting up.FAQWhy is the seventh dot not crossed off?Why are the dots in the equation 9 - 2 circled and crossed off with 1 big X?ANSWERS: When we subtract a “lot,” as in 9 – 7, we want to think of the 7 as a group of seven that we are taking away. The circle indicates that whatever is in this circle is being subtracted, even though the X isn’t actually covering the seventh dot.Because we have two methods of subtracting – from the top for a little and from the bottom for a lot – we want students to think, “Do I need to subtract from the top or from the bottom?” We don’t want them to have to think about, “Do I need one big X or a few X’s?”
  • This is taught in Chapter 7.
  • This question reflects your experience with rules on a digit level. When we present math as a “quantity-based” subject, our “rules” are based on number sense, which simply makes sense. Of course, we can’t force children to cross off nine dots on the “tens” side, but why would she/he want to do it differently?When it comes to subtracting 7, we help students arrive at their own conclusions regarding from which numbers is pays to subtract from the “tens” side and from which numbers it pays to subtract from the “ones” side. Let’s look at our teen Dot Cards and see: What do you think? How would you subtract 7?
  • Research suggests that students should have reference to a numbered number line prior to working with an open, or empty, number line. The banner exposes the students to this more advancedrepresentation of number.In fact, the Common Core is requiring modeling with open number lines in grades 2 and up. Teaching this to our students in this format will give them a head start for future success in math.
  • After students have learned about the concept of addition with the Dot Cards, they learn that they can think of a number line. For subtraction, they first learn the concept of subtracting a little (i.e., a small amount-such as 9 - 2), then they learn to subtract on the number line; then they learn to subtract a lot, such as 9 - 6. (We don’t model 9 - 6 on the number line, because we feel it might confuse the students.) In these chapters they work with a numbered number line. in chapter 4 we introduce the open number line.
  • In Chapter 4 we introduce the number line with no numbers. The students learn that we can make one big jump instead of individual jumps! And we can make two jumps when working with 3 addends! Students learn about this way of thinking by filling in modeled number lines. The “On Your Own” section gives students an opportunity to draw the jumps themselves.
  • We then apply the strategy of adding in two steps to making two jumps. This will help the students the following year with solving problems such as 39 + 7. I’ve included p. 153 to point out that we make students aware there are several approaches and each one is correct, and some students actually choose the number line!After learning to add with Dot Cards,students have also been shown how to represent the make-a ten strategy with a “break-apart number sentence. All three methods; Dot cards, number lines and the break- apart number sentence. are referenced on this page.
  • The puzzle piece modelprovides an iconic graphic organizer for the parts of a story. Each number sentence consists of three variables; two of them are known and one is unknown. With the puzzle-piece model, students can learn to organize their variables as the “whole” or “parts,” and they can then write a number sentence which they can solve.This concludes the presentation of our unique tools. The next factor that enables students to develop real math wisdom is the program progression.
  • The program follows a unique progression. Lessons and chapters are carefully scaffolded, to help students to absorb ideas gradually over a span of time, and to guide them to make connections and generalizations.
  • Every concept is presented over at least 3 lessons to help students absorb the idea. First they learn to add to 10, then to 9, then to 8. Thus, in this case, when they get to adding to 7 and 6, they know just what to do. This helps them to develop confidence in their abilities.
  • Three chapters address place value to aid in concept assimilation.In Chapter 4 we learn about numbers with a ten a some ones. In Chapter 5 we learn about numbers with many tens. In Chapter 6 we learn about numbers with many tens and many ones. In each chapter we compare the numbers to each other (e.g., 15 to 50 or 51). We also apply what we know about numbers to ten: to add or subtract with teen numbers (e.g., 12 + 6 or 17 - 5), with decade numbers (e.g., 20 + 60 or 70 - 50), or two-digit numbers (e.g., 82 + 6 or 47 – 5. For any of these examples, we think of 2 + 6 or 7 - 5 to help us).
  • Dot Cards for Five and Ten are related to the nickel and dime.
  • In Chapter 1 we flash Dot Cards 1-10. We flash the card for only one second! We can flash it again, but we must make sure that students don’t count the dots. Instead, they should use the structure of the Dot Card to help them identify the card (e.g., 1 or 2 more than 5, or 1 or 2 less than 10).
  • With form #3, we begin our weaning process; from reliance on the Dot Card to calculating at the digit level.
  • These boards are used in concept development and can also be used instead of the Drop-Its forms to provide for a change. The puzzle-piece model is used for problem solving.
  • This student workbook provides additional practice for the focus standards, which are: conceptual understanding of place value, fluency with facts through 10, modeling with math, and proficiency with word problems. At first, in Chapters 2 through 4, the practice pages have Dot Cards either next to the examples or at the bottom of the page. Later on, there are no Do Cards on the page. There are Dot Cards on the inside of the back cover for students to refer to if they wish. This pushes children to be less dependent on actually needing to look at the cards. Instead, they can visualize the cards or think about the process of solving the examples.
  • In addition to offering a strong suite of teaching tools and a Teacher’s Edition with step-by-step instruction for an interactive teaching style in order to achieve our goal of developing real math wisdom, we have several other components to maximize the learning experience.
  • The goal of the daily routine is to expose students to place-value concepts prior to learning about place value and then to reinforce the concepts after they have been taught. In the Teacher’s Edition you will find instructions on how to implement the daily routine. These routines do not necessarily need to be carried during math class and should not take more than one or two minutes. Take care not to this routine into a 10-15-minute mini-lesson. Also, if you have been doing any other daily math routine, you need to compare the benefits of the two routines and decide which one to use . These routines are more effective than for example , a routine of rote counting to 100. Don’t worry! By the time your students will leave first grade they will know how to count!
  • These banners ensure ongoing learning even when math class is not going on! The Teacher’s Edition indicates when and how to use these aids so students become accustomed to them and refer to them constantly. The 1-10 Dot Card banner should be hanging in your classroom beginning with first day of class. It will help with developing automatic recognition of the Dot Cards. The Math Windowposter provides additional reinforcement of one or two specific math facts at a time. The Teacher’s Edition will help guide you as to indicates when to hang the banners and which facts to place in the math window when.
  • The Teacher’s Edition guides you by indicating when to use what.
  • Each lesson follows a predictable sequence. This helps the students organize their learning and saves precious learning time as the students know what to expect. We will go through the different components in the model lesson.
  • These are the se pages for the lesson I will model. The program is so engaging, students don’t want to miss a lesson! We had a case of a student with behavior challenges who started the math lesson class without her books. When it came to using the math book, she kept on looking at her neighbor’s open book. Her teacher told her that her book was waiting for her and that she could come to take it if she wanted to. She actually went to get the book! She didn’t want to lose out!
  • This is a quick activity that reinforces fluency of facts and strategies previously learned.
  • This is the introductory Statement: it’s A statement used to link previous learning to current lesson.
  • Now we have the Thinking Trigger: A question or idea that challenges the students and encourages them to tell their own ideas about how to solve problems or apply their prior knowledge.
  • Concept Development: A step by step guide to developing the lesson concept through use of focused questions, teacher modeling, student practice and discussion prompts.
  • Student Teacher: An opportunity for students to practice and concretize their learning by practicing new skills and/or discussing mathematical problem solving processes with peers.
  • Conclusion: A summary statement to recap the lesson.
  • In the te we indicate how to do the se pages, together as a class or if we expect the students to do the work independently
  • Closing statement: A lesson ending segment that asks students to reflect on the lesson taught and connects this lesson to the lesson that follows.
  • *1 Students have a good sense of the value of a digit. *3 Students acquire thinking strategies, such as the “make a ten” strategy, or how to subtract 9 - 2 vs. 9 - 6, at the same time as they practice for fluency. Reviewing with the Dot Cards is the most efficient way to maximize classroom time spent on review. *5 The lessons are carefully scaffolded, and enough practice is provided for concepts and strategies to get internalized, so it’s no wonder that Spots for M.A.T.H. students develop a positive attitude toward their ability with mathematics.

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  • Spots for M. A. T. H.™ Professional Development School Year ‘13-14 2
  • Agenda • Understanding the program philosophy • Getting acquainted with your material • Books • Teaching Materials • Practice Cards • Posters • Daily Routine Materials • Modeling a sample lesson • The Goal of the Common Core 3
  • Please park your questions. We will answer unanswered questions at the end. 4
  • Our Goal To help all students develop real math wisdom This includes: • An understanding of numbers and math concepts • The ability to manipulate numbers • The ability to make generalizations with mathematics • Fluency in basic math facts, which is so important for future math success • Proficiency in solving word problems 5
  • The Challenge How can we help our students become mathematical thinkers while teaching them to solve a problem like 9 - 6? 6
  • The Challenge • Math is a challenging abstract subject, built on concepts and strategies. It has its own language and a host of symbols: digits, >, <, operation symbols, etc. • How can we teach six-year-old children to manipulate numbers? • How can we teach so that children learn to make connections? 7
  • The Spots for M.A.T.H. Solution • Through the use of innovative tools:  Spots for M.A.T.H. Dot Cards  The Open Number Line  Puzzle-Piece Models for Solving Word Problems • A predictable and unique program progression • A progressive practice system We can help all students develop real math wisdom. 8
  • The Dot Cards Predictable images of numbers and operations, which are easy to visualize confidently, are used to overcome the abstract challenge. 9
  • Dot Cards 1-10 • These show the quantity of numbers 1-10, using black dots in a specific format. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12345678910 10
  • Spots for Math Dot Cards vs. Other Types of Ten Frames 11
  • Teen Numbers Math educator Kathy Richardson has observed just how hard it is for children to understand the numbers 11 through 20 in terms of place value. She summarizes her many years of working with and observing children attempting this hurdle as follows: “Children who have not yet learned that numbers are composed of tens and ones think of the numerals that are used to write particular numbers as the way you 'spell' them. 12
  • Teen Numbers, cont’d. From the child's point of view, it just happens that we need a 1 and a 5 to write fifteen and a 1 and a 2 to write twelve. It is not obvious to young children that the numerals describe the underlying structure of the number” (p. 26). Richardson, K. (2003). Assessing Math Concepts: Ten Frames. Rowley, MA: Didax. 13
  • Teen Dot Cards 11-19 14
  • When and how are the Dot Cards used? • Teacher models the concept or strategy using Magnetic Dry-Erase Dot Boards with magnetic counters. • Students use Dot Boards and counters, and they practice in their book. • Then the concept-representation Dot Cards are used in lesson warm-ups for practice and reinforcement. 15
  • Magnetic Dry-Erase Dot Boards What’s inside? 16
  • Magnetic Dry-Erase Dot Boards with black-and-white magnetic counters 17
  • Modeling a Concept with Magnetic Dry- Erase Dot Boards and Magnetic Counters 7 + 2 = 9 7 - 1 = 6 18
  • Modeling a Concept with Magnetic Dry- Erase Dot Boards and Magnetic Counters • The make-a-ten strategy 9 + 8 = 17 19
  • Modeling the Concept with Magnetic Dry-Erase Dot Boards 13 - 5 = 8 20
  • Students’ Blank Dot Boards and Black-and-White Foam counters 21
  • Concept-Representation Dot Cards What’s Inside? 22
  • Addition Dot Cards 1-10 • The greater addend is shown first, with black dots; the lesser addend is shown second, with white dots. 3 + 1 = 4 4 + 2 = 6 5 + 3 = 8 6 + 4 = 10 23
  • Subtraction Dot Cards 1-10 • The subtrahend (the number subtracted) is shown by circling and crossing off the appropriate number of dots. • When it is a small number, the dots are crossed off the top. 10 – 1 = 9 9 – 2 = 7 24
  • Subtraction Dot Cards 1-10 • When the subtrahend is a large number, the dots are crossed off the bottom. 7 – 6 = 1 9 – 7 = 2 25
  • Teen Addition Dot Cards • Used for addition with teen sums to 19. The greater addend is shown first, with black dots; the lesser addend is shown second, with white dots. 269 + 5 = 14 8 + 7 = 15
  • Teen Subtraction Dot Cards • When subtracting a small number, dots are crossed off starting from the “ones side.” 13 - 4 = 9 14 - 6 = 8 27
  • Teen Subtraction Dot Cards cont. When subtracting a large number (10, 9, 8, and some- times 7), they are crossed off from the “tens side.” 13- 9 = 4 14 – 8 = 6 28
  • FAQ • Must children cross off dots the way we tell them to? • What if a student of mine will want to cross off dots differently? • What does “sometimes 7” mean? Why not all the time? 29
  • How would you subtract 7? 30
  • Using the Number Line to Extend Thinking Strategies to Two Digit Numbers and Beyond When it comes to calculating with larger numbers mentally, it becomes hard to visualize the amounts, as we must think of quantity images of all the tens and ones we had, and then how many we are adding on. At this point it’s much more helpful to think of a number line beginning at a specific point, and then jumping by tens and by ones. 31
  • Using the Number Line cont. There is much research showing that the brain actually thinks of the larger units first; that is, if you would ask a student to solve two-digit addition before he or she was taught a formal process for such equations, the child would think of the tens first! The algorithm actually asks us to work against our understanding of numbers! So its crucial to first develop number sense and the ability to calculate mentally, and then to transfer it to the algorithm – the formal paper and pencil process. 32 Number line Classroom Banner 1-100
  • Student Book, Pages 49 and 83 33
  • Student Book, Pages 121 and 125 34
  • Student Book, Pages 141 and 153 35
  • Puzzle-Piece Models for Problem Solving 36
  • The Program Progression Students see clearly how one skill builds on another. 6 + 1 = 7 6 - 1 = 5 6 - 2 = 4 6 - 5 = 16 + 3 = 9 37
  • The Program Progression Predictability and patterns help students generalize strategies 38
  • The Program Progression Concepts are built and layered over time. Chapter 4: Teen Numbers Chapter 5: Decade Numbers Chapter 6: Two-Digit Numbers39
  • The Program Progression, cont’d. Money skills are inserted throughout the chapters as a problem solving application of the concepts presented. This helps teach students to generalize skills. 40
  • The Practice System Lesson Warm-Up with Form #1 41
  • The Practice System, cont’d. Lesson Warm-Up with Form #2 42
  • The Practice System, cont’d. 4 + 2 5 + 3 Lesson Warm-Up with Form #3 43
  • The Practice System, cont’d. Double-Sided Number Sentence Wipe-Off Boards 44
  • Focus Standards and Facts Fluency Practice Book 45
  • Maximizing the Learning Experience • The daily routine • Ongoing visual reinforcement – Banners – Math window • Teacher’s Resource Book 46
  • Daily Routine Material Hundred Number Pocket Chart with 100 Clear Pockets, Pattern Markers Spots for M. A. T. H. Magnetic Money House 47
  • Ongoing Visual Reinforcement 48
  • Teacher’s Resource Book The Resource Book is a 148-page binder that provides copy masters for teachers to use throughout the year. It includes: • Family letters (to keep the families informed of and involved in all that the class is learning) • Drop-Its forms (used in the lesson warm-up section to develop fluency and for ongoing assessment) • Cutouts (drawings that are meant to be cut, for the teacher to use, such as a frog cutout to model jumping on the number line) • Lesson Handouts (which are used by students to enhance the lessons) • Assessment Forms • Reproducible Game Cards and Boards 49
  • The Spots for M.A.T.H. Lesson Format 50
  • Model Lesson Chapter 2 Lesson 5: Adding Three 51
  • Lesson Goal: • CCSS 1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20. • Goal: Students will use Addition Dot Cards to demonstrate adding three. • Materials Needed: Drop-Its form #2; blank Dot Board; black and white magnetic counters; blank Dot Boards (cut from the last page of the student book); student counters. 52
  • Lesson Warm-Up: Flash all +1 and +2 Addition Dot Cards. Have the class identify the number sentence of each card in unison. (Remember to show each card for only one second! ) 53
  • Introductory Statement: • Yesterday, we learned to add one and two using our Addition Dot Cards. Today we will use Addition Dot Cards to add three. 54
  • Thinking Trigger: • How did we add one and two using our Dot Cards? [Place a sample of each on the board. Have class identify the equation each one shows.] How do you think we will add three with the Dot Cards? [Allow time for suggestions. Remove the cards.] 55
  • Concept Development: I. Adding three Now let’s learn how to add three. [Place Dot Card 4 on the board and use magnetic counters to model adding three. As you place the white counters, count on:]We begin with 4 and we add on 5, 6, and 7. Ask: How many black dots are on the card? [4] How many white dots did I add? [3] How many do we have in all? What number does this look like? [7] What addition sentence can we write for what we did? [4 + 3 = 7] [Show Dot Card 7 and point out that the formation is the same as the 4 + 3 Dot Card on the board.] 4 + 3 = 7 56
  • Concept Development: • Present Dot Card 6 and model adding three magnetic counters. Ask: How many do we have in all? What number does this look like? [9] What addition sentence do we have now? [6 + 3 = 9] [Show Dot Card 9 and compare.] • Continue in the same way for 5 + 3. • Point out that you are careful to place the counters from left to right, to form the correct layout. 57
  • Concept Development: II. Adding three without Dot Cards • Now let’s do something different. [Write 5+3 on the board. Let’s solve this without using Dot Cards and counters. We can use the banner and pretend. With what number do we start? [6] Let’s look at Dot Card-6 on the banner. [Point to Dot Card-6.] How many more do we need to put on? [3] Let’s pretend to put on three more counters. We begin with 6 and we add on 7, 8, and 9. There are nine in all. [Write in the sum.] • In the same way, model solving 3+3 and 7+3. 58
  • Concept Development: • Show the class the +3 Addition Dot Cards and read the equations together. 59
  • Student Teacher: • Divide the class into pairs. Have each partner write an addition sentence with +3 on their number sentence wipe off boards. Then have the partners work together to show the number sentences on their Dot Cards. Have each set of partners show their work to another set of partners and explain what they did. • Be sure counters are placed correctly, from left to right, so that the correct format for each number is shown. 60
  • Conclusion: • We see that we can solve “plus 3” addition sentences by adding three white dots to our Dot Cards and seeing what new Dot Cards we get. 61
  • Using The Book: Pages 41-42 Page 41: Place Dot Card 3 on the board. Model adding three counters. Ask: What addition sentence do we have? First we had ___ [3], then we added ___ [3]. Which Dot Card do we have now? [6] 3 + 3 = 6. [Write the addition sentence under the card.] 623 + 3 = 6
  • Using The Book: • Read the directions. Have the class find the first example in their books. Show that example 1 is the same as you modeled on the board. Say: In the book they also have Dot Card 3 with three white counters. Fill in the addition sentence : 3 + 3 = 6. • In the same way, continue with example 2. Have the class complete the section independently while you circulate to offer help as needed. Review the answers together. 63
  • Using The Book: • Examples 6-9: Say: This is a new kind of practice for us. [Read the directions.] Look at example 6. It is done for us. What is the number sentence? [6 + 3 = 9] The book has a line drawn to the matching Addition Dot Card. It is the one next to the yellow square. Trace the connecting line and write in the sum. • In this way, complete the section together. 64
  • Using The Book: Pages 41 65
  • Using The Book: • Page 42: Examples 1-6: Read the directions. Read the first number sentence together. Ask: Which Dot Card matches this sentence? Why? [Wait for answers.] In the book, the correct Dot Card is already circled for us. • In a similar way, read examples 2 and 3. Place the correct Addition Dot Card on the board, and remind the students to circle the correct one in their books. Have the class complete the page independently while you offer assistance as necessary. Review the answers together. 66
  • Using The Book: • Examples 7-12: Have students complete this section independently. Students may choose to draw dots or just pretend adding dots to help them add. Review the section together. 67
  • Using The Book: Pages 42 68
  • Closing Statement: • Ask: What did we learn to do today in math class? [Accept relevant answers.] Today we learned how to add three using our Dot Cards. When we add three white dots to the Dot Card, we can see how many we have altogether. Tomorrow we will use Dot Cards to tell math stories. 69
  • Changes in Instruction "The Common Core demands significant shifts in the way we teach. Each teacher must adopt these shifts so that students remain on track towards success in college and careers. These shifts in instruction will require that many teachers learn new skills and reflect upon and evolve in their classroom practices" (engageny.org). 70
  • The Goals of the Common Core • To develop students who are proficient in mathematics • To teach with deep conceptual understanding and practice to acquire fluency of facts and procedures • We can’t be satisfied with students just being quick “counters” • Your efforts will affect the results of grade 3 state testing 71
  • Managing Your Time • How long does a lesson take? • Can I skip lessons? Or parts of a lesson? 72
  • Plan for Grade 2 • Transition with a review booklet as the first chapter for grade 2 is included, along with a Teacher’s Edition. • Then students will continue with their current grade-2 program, until Spots for M.A.T.H. will officially release their grade-2 book! 73
  • The Results Students: • Develop true number sense • Master their math facts • Acquire thinking strategies • Generalize their learning • And most important, students develop a confident, “can do!” attitude toward math. 74