Here is the link to the 2nd grade curriculum module 3. Please note that it is over 300 pages long. There was a note on Enageny about claiming state aid for the printing of these resources. Please talk to your administrators prior to printing to find out whether or not your building is keeping track of this.
The first resource came to me from an article in Education Week (link here). The article discusses the work that educators are doing within the state of Utah (along with their department of education) to write their own e-textbooks that are aligned with the Common Core. These e-texts will be available online for all math educators to use... at no charge. In fact, two-thirds of the Algebra I e-text is already available online for anyone to use. The project has been called the Mathematics Vision Project. One special note... the State of Utah is one of two states that have adopted the Integrated Math model as opposed to the Traditional framework that NYS and others have adopted.
The second resource is from Dan Meyer for Algebra and Geometry teachers. Dan's Algebra curriculum is posted here. His Geometry curriculum is posted here.
The third resource is a nice virtual graphing calculator that allows teachers/students to enter equations in an easy manner to view how the graph reacts to changes made. The desmos graphing calculator resource can be found here,
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.
Major points from the memo include;
- Field test items to appear in grades 3-8 NYS Assessments in April, 2013
- Length of assessment time for grades 3 and 4 will be reduced from 90 mins/session to 70
- There will be FALL 2012 field tests administered to 550 school districts in grades 4-9 between Oct. 23 and 25th
- There will also be SPRING 2013 field tests administered to school districts for grades 3-8
- Districts that are chosen for the Fall 2012 field tests will not be chosen again for the Spring field testing
- All field tests can be administered during one 40 minute class period
To read the entire memo, see the attachment below or go to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/fieldtest/
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.
During the August 13-17, Network Team Training in Albany we saw some demonstration lessons from the modules. We haven't heard any more about when the modules will be released, but they have added the resources for the demonstration lessons.
You can find these materials on Engageny
One word of caution- These lessons were designed to demonstrate coherence and the central concepts that the first modules will address. The first and second grade demonstration lesson covers a lot more ground than the module lessons will likely cover.
NY has released sample Common Core aligned questions.
This is not a test sampler, and a lot has happened since the release of these questions that could impact what type of question you actually see on the assessment. For example, you will see an earlier post on this blog that contains the pre/post information to show which standards will be assessed. One on the sample questions for 5th grade included a coordinate grid, but you will notice it appears that standard will not actually be assessed according to the draft pre/post document.
Please use this information carefully. The questions are designed to help us get a better idea of the expectations. Don't automatically align your instruction to these questions! Rather, look to see how these questions illustrate the standards. I have found some questions that I didn't think illustrated the standards well. Here is the feedback that I passed along to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction regarding some of the fourth grade questions.
The Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) has released sample items. http://parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes#7
Be sure to read the whole page because the text explains the philosophy of the new assessments and the powerpoint provides a nice summary. You will see a number of similarities between the information presented here and the implementation powerpoint that we posted. At the bottom of the page you will see the sample items.
They also refer you to this site where they will post additional sample items as they are created.
Also be sure to check out the illustrated tasks aligned to standards at
illustrativemathematics.org. This site was referenced in the PARCC frameworks, the documents that outline the content that will be covered in the assessments. If you have not seen the PARCC frameworks you print a copy or use the new interactive & searchable version at this site.
What is PARCC? PARCC is a 23-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math. If approved by the Board of Regents, the PARCC assessment will be used in NY State beginning in 2014-2015. Please see the following document for the specific details surrounding the assessment timeline
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.
We have created this blog to keep you updated on recent developments of the Math