Close reading of three standards, one from Alg I, Geo, Algebra II; circle nouns and underline verbs; identify content (phrases); identify skills (sentences); describe progression in skills; what evidence must be obtained (spreadsheet link)

Curriculum Map Template

Looking at end of module engage NY Algebra II assessment

**Shifts in expectations**

Compare- for example, mean to median, mean to mean, congruent parabolas

Justify

Prove algebraically

Verify your answer through another method

Multiple choice with multiple answers

Justify answers to multiple choice questions

A lot of questions build on one set of information

More writing

More real world applications

**Shifts in content**

Compare congruent parabolas

Product of linear and quadratic factor

Product of linear factors

**Shifts in MY teaching**

Intentional Modeling

**Word Problem Strategy**

Consistency k-12

CUBES

Circle the numbers (watch out for numbers written in words)

Underline important information

Box the question

Eliminate unnecessary information

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How can students apply this strategy to problems they can't write on? On PARCC? Give them the opportunity to practice. Make a T-chart and jot down information. We need to build confidence in students that not knowing one word doesn't stop you from solving the problem.

**Common Core Resources**

http://illustrativemathematics.org

http://map.mathshell.org

http://www.parcconline.org

Educational Research- http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

Massachusetts Department of Education

NYC

Pg 43 Overview PARCC Frameworks

Color coded; green are priority standards; 70% of instructional time and assessments; blue are supporting standards; 20% of instructional time and assessments; yellow are additional content; 10% of instructional time and assessments,

Thank you for summarizing the workshop for us. Could you tell me what the CUBES strategy is? I've never heard of it.

ReplyDeleteCeleste, it is a word problem strategy that can be taught through k-12 for consistency. It is an acronym and each letter is explained above. All I know is that she worked with school who used this. After seeing it year after year, it becomes second nature to students and can help them break down and solve word problems.

DeleteOh! I totally didn't notice that the strategies below it went with the acronym. Thanks!

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