Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PARCC Prototypes

Dear Colleagues:

I want to share with you some task prototypes and samples developed for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  They are designed in accordance with the Common Core State Standards, and include examples for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

In addition to this, the Common Core Map for Math Graph is now available in pop up text! 
You may download it at:

Or, get the PDF version at:

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Greetings, Greater Boston Math Blog readers!  Greater Boston DSAC is writing to share with you a video selection from The Teaching Channel entitled, "Discover Number Patterns with Skip Counting."  It follows a lesson on choral counting by 200's, allowing students to identify multiple patterns and structure.  The instruction is differentiated through multi-colored visuals, lecture (require active listening), students working collaboratively and reporting back to their fellows and the instructor.  The lesson is built around math practices from the Common Core, encouraging students to construct viable arguments, exercise critical thinking, and justify conclusions.  In the end, all main points are reiterated to reinforce student learning.