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The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades PreK–5
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The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades PreK–5
Concepts, Skills, Standards, and Assessments

Second Edition


August 2006 | 232 pages | Corwin
'I will be quoting many of the key points presented in the book often to others in my school' - Carol Amos, Teacher Leader/Mathematics Coordinator, Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, VT

'Makes a distinct contribution to the field of mathematics, explaining in clear language the relevance of the various concepts as they apply to elementary mathematics curricula' - Melissa Miller, Teacher, Randall G. Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR

'A wonderful resource for readers who will be developing curriculum and lessons. Each content branch is clearly explained and has examples for easy development. Professionals will be able to easily build further examples' - Joseph DiGarbo, Teacher, Mohegan Elementary School, Uncasville, CT

This updated and expanded new edition provides elementary math teachers with a step-by-step approach to planning standards-based curriculum, instruction, and now assessment, too. Pearl Gold Solomon covers the essential concepts and skills defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) using a simple-to-follow matrix that aligns activities and problems for the classroom with specific NCTM standards, and then provides appropriate assessments for each.

An essential handbook for grades PreK-5, it provides detailed guidance, sample activities, problems, and assessments, all grade appropriate and ready to use. Highlights include a rubric, test specifications, other assessment resources, suggestions for working with calculators, educational software and graphics programs, and web sites. Teachers will find this invaluable when they:

o Review their knowledge of mathematical concepts

o Plan curriculum for a specific lesson, grade level, or an entire school

o Respond to individual conceptual or procedural challenges among their learners

o Assess student knowledge, both formally and informally

Once again, Solomon turns confusing pedagogy into accessible instruction, giving new teachers clarity and experienced teachers a base that can easily be built upon. This is an indispensable resource for instructional leaders, district planners, staff developers, math coaches, and individual teachers seeking to enhance their instructional repertoire.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Designing a Standards-Based Math Curriculum
Knowledge

 
Organization and Design of Curricula

 
The Mathematics Content Standards: Key Ideas

 
Mathematics Content Standards: Processes and Dispositions

 
Mathematics Content Standards: The Knowledge Content Set

 
How Teachers Can Use the Following Chapters

 
 
2. The Designed–Down Content Branches: Embedded Concepts and Performance Indicators
A Guide to Chapter 2

 
 
3. Scaffolds for Teachers and Problems for Students
A Guide to Chapter 3

 
 
Resource: Assessing the Content Standards
Using Rubrics

 
Informal and Formal Written Assessments

 
Assessment Analysis

 
 
References
 
Index

"A wonderful resource for readers who will be developing curriculum and lessons. Each content branch is clearly explained and has examples for easy development. Professionals will be able to easily build further examples."

Joseph DiGarbo
Teacher, Mohegan Elementary School, Uncasville, CT

I am sure that I will be quoting many of the key points presented in the book often to others in my school as they are points which i firmly believe in, and it's great to see them stated in print by noted mathematicians.

Carol Amos
Teacher Leader/Mathematics Coordinator, Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, VT

"Definitely makes a distinct contribution to the field of mathematics, explaining in clear language the relevance of the various concepts as they apply to elementary mathematics curricula."

Melissa Miller, Teacher
Randall G. Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR

"Offers a method for developing a grade-by-grade curriculum, accompanied by assessments to continuously measure progress. There are a plethora of useful sample assessments and activities as well as excellent strategies for guiding students to their full potential. The content is thorough, understandable, and progressive."

MAA Reviews, December 2006
Mathematical Association of America

Sample Materials & Chapters

Solomon Preface

Solomon Ch 1


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