October 2014 NTI: Grades K-5 Mathematics Turnkey Kit for Teachers

Teacher and Students

Audience

Network Teams, Teachers and Coaches

Description

Training materials provided here examine the major work of grades K-2 and 3-5.  These sessions support implementation of a Story of Units for grades K-5

  • K-2: Addition and subtraction
  • 3-5: Multiplication and division with whole numbers and fractions

K-2 Session

Addition and Subtraction in Grades K-2:  Understanding the Major Work of the Grade Band

Time: 6  Hours

Description:  This session examines the sequence of concepts through which addition and subtraction are introduced and developed in

A Story of Units, including the computational methods used in the primary years to solve addition and subtraction problems:  

  • Level 1: Counting All
  • Level 2: Counting On
  • Level 3: Convert to an Easier Problem

Throughout the session, coherence of the curriculum is emphasized as a tool that enables teachers to identify, practice, and use appropriate instructional moves and scaffolds.

Resources Required:

  • Addition and Subtraction in Grades
  • K-2: Understanding the Major Work of the Grade Band PPT
  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Participant Handout

3-5 Session

Multiplication and Division in Grades 3-5: Understanding the Major Work of the Grade Band

Time: 6 Hours

Description: This session examines the sequence of concepts through which multiplication and division are introduced and developed in A Story of Units.   Educators teaching and supporting these grade levels will build a deeper understanding of how the concepts and skills taught at each grade level lead students toward a profound understanding of multiplication and division.

Throughout the session, coherence of the curriculum is emphasized as a tool that enables teachers to identify, practice, and use appropriate instructional moves and scaffolds.

Resources Required:

  • 3-5 Templates and Graphic Organizers: Major work of the Grade Band – Multiplication and Division
  • Grades 3-5: Understanding the Major Work of the Grade Band PPT
  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • 3-5 Participant Problem Set