If we want to be able to show growth in what we’re doing, we can’t just keep doing it the way we’ve always been doing it.
How do we know if our curriculum is working??
It shouldn’t be a secret as to what our kids are being tested on in our state.
You’ve got to be able to compare apples to apples, so identifying a common assessment, especially when common power standards have been identified, is vital.
How effective are number talks and how do I know that kids are getting the strategy?
With all the different parts to these different math programs, lesson planning can be overwhelming.
After kids have lots of experience with conservation to a number, the next idea we assess kids for is the concept of part-part-whole.
Think about the idea of number quantity and the ten frame and compare it to phonemic awareness and words – we want students to achieve literacy in both areas. Students must be able to play with these things, changing them in their heads in a way that makes sense.