# Community Learning Network 7

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## Curriculum Overview

Grade 1: Sums and differences to 10

Check out these great number bond teaching resources: http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/calculations/number-bonds/#.Vh7qFvlViko

Grade 2: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1000

Here is a virtual manipulative that can help with place value understanding:

Grade 3: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of Measure

This performance assessment task can be used to assess student understanding of time:

Grade 4: Multi-digit Multiplication and Division

Check out this NCTM Illuminations resource for teaching multiplication arrays:

Grade 5: Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations

Try this Learnzillion video resource:

• The interim assessments for grades 1 and 2 have been placed in Data Link
• The new test IDs are 54430 and 54427
• They will open for teachers in Data Link on the 23rd
• The administration window is from 10/30 to 11/5
• The scoring window ends on 11/11

## Math Contest Information

• 5 monthly contests given from November to March
• Team has up to 35 students
• Individual; 5 non-routine problems
• \$109/team

Mathcounts (middle) - https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/competition-series
• Club in a Box
• Team of 10 is \$100; can also send up to 4 individuals @ \$30 each
• Problem of the Week usually related to current events
• This is a local/state/national contest

AMC8 (middle) - http://www.maa.org/math-competitions

• 11/17/2015 at Salisbury University
• Salisbury University will pay the cost of all test materials and provide lunch (students, teachers, specialists, administrators & chaperons)

## Gettin' Digi With It!

Are you looking for digital tools to supplement student learning? Check out these free learning tools:

K-5 math games: http://gregtangmath.com/games.html

Free CCSS aligned math games for all ages: http://www.xpmath.com/

Interactive virtual manipulatives: http://www.learner.org/interactives/ and http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Animated math video lessons: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html

Below is a link to some newly released MSDE resources for PARCC including:

• A recorded version of the MSDE "PARCC for Teachers" webinar from October 1, 2015
• A video about the score report that will be going home to parents
• A parent guide to the score report

## Check out these CCSS aligned formative assessment lessons!

Click on the links below to access the websites.

## App of the Month

5 Dice Order of Operations