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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Teacher Sessions

Standards-Based Classroom Modeling:
Problem Solving and Formative Assessment for the Common Core

The Classroom Modeling session demonstrates the problem-solving, assessment and communication process across all levels to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content and Mathematical Practice.

Components for this workshop can include:

  • A working portfolio lesson that addresses the request of the classroom teacher(s). The lesson may focus on a particular mathematical content area, standard, strategy, multi-step problem and/or using mathematical language.
  • Questioning students about their thinking in order to generate mathematical connections, communication and reasoning, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrating differentiated instruction
  • Introducing instructional techniques that promote students' understanding and use of the Mathematical Practices as well as students' higher-order thinking, reasoning and communication skills.
  • Building student confidence and interest in mathematical problem solving and communication
  • Utilizing Exemplars open-ended problems to introduce mathematical content, representations, language and connections, and to encourage mathematical discussion

Our teacher-friendly tasks are designed to support both the Common Core and Citywide instructional expectations. GO Math! alignments are also available.
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If you are a student at our school, you will have heard the term, Exemplars. Exemplars are extended tasks in which 6th graders work in cooperative groups to plan strategies and find solutions. Initially, students are presented with a particular mathematical situation and asked to brainstorm individual strategies for 'attacking' such a problem.

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