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Circles - Regular Polygons: GED Geometry

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Absolute Values and Inequalities: CLEP Algebra II

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Chapter 2 Designing Conceptual Units in Mathematics

Chris Weber Solution Tree Press ePub

This chapter is about what we want students to learn and how we will know if they learn it (DuFour et al., 2010). We build the case for common assessments as a vital part of the unit-design process and describe how to craft them. As the key lever of RTI, common assessments establish the target that students and staff are working toward and provide the evidence that can be used to extend learning for some and intervene with others. In the second half of this chapter, we provide an example unit for grade 3.

When designing units of instruction, our goal must be mastery, not coverage—depth of understanding, not breadth of topics addressed—and we will describe just such a process for building units of instruction. First, how should units be organized and sequenced?

We recommend that units be coherently organized, both horizontally within a grade level and vertically between grade levels. Since a sense of number is the basis for all mathematics, we recommend that standards and learning targets that build students’ sense of number be frontloaded within a grade level’s instructional year. Within grade levels, we recommend that topics such as addition and subtraction, graphing, and algebra be included within individual units and the units that are adjacent to them to allow for more continuity of teaching and learning and greater depth of study. Between grade levels, coherence of topics allows for collaboration between grade levels and Tier 2 intervention, which is particularly relevant in smaller schools where there are one or two teachers per grade level.

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Multiplication and Division: Fractions: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

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Congruent Triangles: PSAT Geometry

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Linear Equations: CLEP Precalculus

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Ratio and Proportion: Praxis I Algebra

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Verbal Problems: SSAT-ISEE Algebra

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Variables: COOP-HSPT Algebra

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Square Roots and Powers: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

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Addition and Subtraction: Whole Numbers: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

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Locus: GED Geometry

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Like Terms: GED Algebra

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Real Numbers: PSAT Arithmetic

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Factoring Polynomials: SAT Math II Algebra I

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