Kindergarten Agenda & Goals • Update the Training & Implementa7on Plan • Iden7fy strategies for math learning diﬃcul7es • Explore kindergarten content, pedagogy, and pacing in Math in Focus
Math Learning Diﬃcul7es 1. ESTIMATE how many of your students demonstrate each math learning diﬃculty 2. DISCUSS which learning diﬃcul7es do you see most oKen?
Strategies for Math Learning Diﬃcul7es ✭ the strategies that you associate with Singapore Math
Pedagogy: C-‐P-‐A Jerome Bruner’s research proved that instruc7onal strategies build understanding for students when they move from… • Concrete (manipula7ves) to • Pictorial (visual models or drawings) to • Abstract representa7ons (numbers, symbols)
Pedagogy: Rela7onal Understanding Richard Skemp’s research proved that for long term learning to occur rela(onal understanding is more successful than instrumental learning. Rela(onal Understanding Instrumental Understanding Conceptual Procedural WHY before HOW How One to One Correspondence Oral Coun7ng Quan77es and Values Wri7ng numbers, Spelling numbers Each piece RELATES to all others Isolated steps or steps without meaning Reading with understanding Phone7c or word calling
Pedagogy: Perceptual Variability Zoltan Diene’s research proved that children gain the most conceptual understanding when they are exposed to a concept through a variety of materials or experiences. Perceptual Variability ? z! ;! p! /! " q!
Reﬂec7ng On Pedagogy Select one strategy for addressing math learning diﬃcul7es. Discuss how it connects to Singapore Math Pedagogy… v Concrete-‐Pictorial-‐Abstract (Bruner) v Rela7onal Understanding (Skemp) v Mul7ple Representa7ons (Dienes)
Kindergarten Math in Focus Chap. 1: Numbers to 5 15 Days September Chap. 2: Numbers to 10 17 Days October Chap. 3: Order by Size, Length, & Weight 8 Days November Chap. 4: Coun7ng and Numbers 0 to 10 16 Days Nov.-‐Dec. Chap. 5: Size and Posi7on 5 Days December Chap. 6: Numbers 0 to 20 10 Days January Chap. 7: Solid and Flat Shapes 5 Days January Chap. 8: Numbers to 100 (includes skip coun7ng) 15 Days Jan.-‐February Chap. 9: Comparing Sets 9 Days Feb.-‐March Chap. 10: Ordinal Numbers 6 Days March Chap. 11: Calendar Pakerns 4 Days (March) Chap. 12: Coun7ng On and Coun7ng Back 7 Days March Chap. 13: Pakerns 3 Days (March) Chap. 14: Number Facts 10 Days March-‐April Chap. 15: Length & Height 5 Days April Chap. 16: Classifying and Sor7ng 5 Days April Chap. 17: Addi7on Stories 5 Days May Chap. 18: Subtrac7on Stories 7 Days May Chap. 19: Measurement 6 Days May Chap. 20: Money (Coins) 4 days June