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

Second Edition


June 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

"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  

"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

Strengthen your math instruction and assessments with these standards-based, learner-friendly tools!

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 manipulatives, calculators, educational software and graphics programs, and Web sites. Teachers will find this invaluable when they:

  • Review their own knowledge of mathematical concepts
  • Plan curriculum for a specific lesson, grade level, or an entire school
  • Respond to individual conceptual or procedural challenges among their learners
  • Assess student knowledge, both formally and informally

As always, 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
Key features
  • New edition of standards-based mathematics workbook has been expanded to emphasize curriculum development as well as instruction and assessment.
  • Aligns with standards for essential concepts and skills as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for learners in grades PreK-2 and 3-5.
  • A step-by-step approach to math instruction that provides detailed guidance, sample activities, sample problems, and sample assessments, all age appropriate and ready to use.
  • Also features a rubric, test specifications, and other assessment resources as well as suggestions for working with manipulatives, calculators, educational software and graphics programs (commercial and shareware), and web sites.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Solomon Preface

Solomon Ch 1


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