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 Workshop 14: Math Components – Developing increasingly complex skills set to analyze texts about Math and the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Application of these Math and Sciences skills in a...

 Workshop 13: What are the Common Core instructional shifts in Math and Science? How do we see the instructional shifts reflected in sample assessment questions? Lesson Plan 13Handouts / Reference...

 This last group, Module 5, provides a series of teacher workshops designed to guide teachers in experiencing direct application of the instructional shifts in the math and science/engineering...

 Workshop 12: Reviewing skills needed for nonfiction reading and formulating theses, and developing teacherwritten models and graphic organizers that involves sentence combining and templates for...

 Workshop 11: Social Studies Components – Building/Activating background knowledge and analyzing World History and U.S. History texts, Civics and Government, Economics, and Geography readings,...

 Workshop 10: What are the Common Core instructional shifts in Reading/Writing & Social Studies? How do we see the instructional shifts reflected in sample assessment questions? Lesson Plan...

 Using Area Models to Understand Polynomials (lesson) The lesson plan featured in this unit models a progression for using area models, starting with arrays and building all the way up to multiplying...

 Developing Algebraic Reasoning Through Visual Patterns (lesson) At the core of this unit is the fact that algebra is far more interesting than just solving for x. By working through the two lessons...

 Equality (teacher support) Equality is a fundamental concept in algebra. It is noted through use of an equal sign, represents a relationship of equivalence, and can be conceptualized by the idea of...

 Modeling Exponential Growth (teacher support) Now that students have had a chance to explore functions that grow at linear and quadratic rates, they have all the tools to analyze exponential growth...

 Nonlinear Functions (teacher support) In this unit, students are introduced to nonlinear functions. The core problem in this unit helps students see how the graph of a quadratic or polynomial...

 Systems of Equations: Making and Justifying Choices (teacher support) Systems of equations appear frequently on the HSE exam, as well as almost all collegeentrance exams. Our students really...

 Rate of Change/Starting Amount (lesson) Rate of change is a fundamental concept when working with functions. This lesson focuses students on function tables, looking for patterns and making...

 Three Views of a Function (teacher support) The problems in this unit introduce students to the three views of a function: a rule, a table, and a graph. At the heart of the unit is the Commission...

 Introducing Functions (lesson) The 5 activities in this lesson build off each other to develop a conceptual introduction to functions. The lesson begins with a conversation about appropriate age...

 This lesson picks up on volume and introduces the huge scope of the size of matter. In looking at matter, we could be talking about the size of an atom, a cell, a human, an ocean, the atmosphere, the...

 In this lesson, we focus on what matter is. Matter has a formal science definition as anything that has mass and takes up space (or has volume). This lesson covers matter, mass, and volume in some...

 This first lesson focuses on interaction, which is the most accessible concept for students out of matter, energy, and interactions. It also includes a reading from Richard Feynman, who discusses how...

 Through maps and graphs, students learn about westward expansion, and the role canals and railroads played in expanding the western frontier of the newly independent United States. Canals and...

 The lesson focuses on the governmentforms of government around the worldand the structure of the US government. The lesson begins with a review of the world map. Students identify key countries...

 The lesson focuses on reading strategies for different text types, asking students to consider the different ways that information can be organized and expressed, depending on the author’s purpose,...

 Students write summaries of key events leading to the American Revolution. They read about the Enlightenment, particularly the ideas of John Locke, stopping to paraphrase key concepts such as...

 Students review a timeline of US history so that they can place what they are learning about the colonial period in a larger context. They then read about triangular trade, linking it to the economy...

 In this lesson, students look at contemporary and historic maps to "visualize" colonization. They then look at a map of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies, learning about the economies of...