Check out the new page that was recently added- Math Sprints Table of Contents for grades K-6 (main tab on the left side of this page). More information can be found on his website www.teacherbilldavidson.com
November 26-29, Patrick and I (Erin) will be attending training in Albany on the modules. I just saw in a survey the following information:
November's NTI will focus on the following learning goals that we are asking you to measure your current understanding of in the following questions. At the conclusion of the training, participants attending will receive two exemplar modules which cover:
-Grade 2, Module 3: Place Value, Counting and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
-Grade 5, Module 3: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Fractions
This information is typically posted on Engageny during the training. We will take time during the December 6th Elementary Forum to examine these modules. I just wanted to give you a heads up.
We will also be receiving training on the Middle School modules. I don't believe that a full module will be released for 6-8 grade yet, but I have heard that a map of the modules will be provided. Hopefully, we will get some sample/demo lessons, but we will have to wait and see. We'll be sure to pass along the information to you as soon as we know more.
NYSED has just released the updated PK-5 Curriculum Maps and the Year-Long Module Overview. You can find the materials that were shared during the August Network teams here (updated to connect to the new Engageny site 11/26/2012)
You will notice that there have been a number of changes made to the original documents. As we have discussed with many of you through trainings, we anticipated a change to the Curriculum Map to take into consideration when the NYS 3-8 Assessment is given. Two of the biggest changes occur in grades 3 and 4. We noticed that in the original document that the fraction modules (M6 and M5 respecively) were post-assessment material.
In the updated version of the map, Grade 3 Module 1 was deleted (and those standards spread throughout the other modules) and a new module was introduced in M6 (Represent and Interpret Data). A significant amount of time was then available post-assessment for work with Quadrilaterals and word problems. For Grade 4, some time was taken from M1and M4 and the original M5 (Order and Operations with Unit Fraction and Decimals) was split into 2 Modules (M5 is order and operations with Fractions- Pre Assessment, M6 is now Decimal Fractions- Post Assessment). Reducing time in M1 and M4 allowed for a more time to be spent in Exploring Multiplication in M7.
An annotated Curriculum Map is attached below along with a color-coded (70-20-10) Year-Long Module Overview. You will notice that the NYS Assessment is notated where appropriate and some of the standards post-assessment are underlined in green. The underlined standards represent standards that also appear as pre-assessment standards.
As noted previously, we do recommend that you use the maps as you begin and plan out your year. We have not heard any updates in regards to the release of the modules, themselves but will be sure to keep you updated if and when they become available. We suggest that you utilize the PK-5 Implementation Phase I resources to begin the year to establish and build the expectation of "mathematically thinking" students in your classrooms.
Below are links to specific tools that teachers and principals should have at their disposal as they prepare to implement the Math Common Core standards this year. Below each link is a description of the resource and a quick overview of its usefulness in implementation.
Although the modules were not made available to us, the resources that were seemed to be of high quality and will be extremely helpful to teachers and districts when they are released. They were hopeful to have the 1st module completed within three weeks.
The DRAFTS of the PK-5 Curriculum Map and the Year-Long Modules provides teachers at this level an insight into how the "Story of Units" was developed utilizing the progression approach within and across grade levels.
After some discussion in Albany, we were told that this document would be edited to reflect New York State's specific needs regarding the assessment timeline.
This document is an overview of the "Story of Units" and the theory utilized as the modules are created.
The PK-5 progression document highlights specific grade level key learning targets as they relate to the progression of learning through each successive module.
This document provides insight into what the 8 Mathematical Practices could look like within the "Story of Units" modules that will be released for K-5. This document could be useful for teachers as they begin their lesson planning as well as administrators that are trying to determine what these practices look like for evaluation purposes. Pay close attention to MP 5. The most important tool the students have to use is their brain. Matching an efficient strategy to a problem solving situation is a key idea in MP 5.
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