Using MAP to Plan Math Enrichment
Students who score 95%+ on MAP are identified as gifted and talented. In order for students to continue to test in the GT range, students could benefit from exposure to above grade level standards. We have compiled those standards (pulled from the MAP Learning Continuum) in the documents below. These are not required but might be helpful when planning and grouping students. The resources below are hopefully some that make it easy to find resources that are easy to address the above grade level math standards for your GT students. Reminder - MAP is ONLY one tool to use for instruction. This should not replace the need for depth, application and higher level problem solving.
Standards Assessed on MOY MAP for Students Who Score 95% or Above
Print and use these documents as a reference when planning, differentiating and looking for resources for students who score in the 95% or above on the MAP assessment. Each document lists the standards that are assessed on MAP for the specific RIT bands within the gifted identification range.
Kindergarten - RIT GOAL 174
Grade 1 Math - RIT GOAL 195
Grade 2 Math - RIT GOAL 208Grade 3 Math - RIT GOAL 220
Grades 4 and 5 Math RIT GOAL GRADE 4 - 232, RIT GOAL GRADE 5 - 242
Finding Challenging Word Problems
Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping up all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case.
Math Maven's Mysteries (printable)
Math Mysteries (online mysteries for students 7-9 years old)
These puzzles are fun activities for children and cover several math topics for each grade (Grades 1-7). Each puzzle link connects to a printable PDF sheet which also has an answer sheet attached.
Lower Primary (stage 1) = Grades 1-2
Upper Primary (Stage 2) = Grades 3-5
Secondary (Stages 3-4)=Grades 6-10
Mental Math is Important
Let Students Play with Math
Muggins Game - Print, add some dice and it's ready to go as a math center for addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division.
Math Puzzles and Brain Teasers - this is an entire book of math logic problems.
21 Fun Math Games has easy to print math games.
Any math student would love to learn a few of these fun tricks.
Investigating Dominoes has lots of ideas for students to learn number sense in a fun way.
24 Game Classroom Activities - the GT Department has 24 Games that can be loaned to classrooms.
Depth and Complexity in Mathematics
How do the dimensions of depth and complexity fit into mathematics?
Envision Gifted! Differentiating for Gifted Learners, has a nice page on ways to integrate the depth and complexity framework into math instruction. Facilitate a more sophisticated understanding of a concept, integrate content areas and help students develop a deeper understanding of mathematics. The link below offers more in depth information about the Depth and Complexity Framework.
Do You Have a School Math Team?
Consider having your math students participate in the district math competitions! Math Showcase is an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to showcase their math skills. Four students from each school can be selected to participate in the Math Showcase - an exciting day of math challenges. K-6 and K-8 schools may send two teams - one elementary (grades 4/5) and one middle (grades 6-8). Click on this MATH SHOWCASE INFORMATION link if you would like more information.
Guidelines and Resource Packet - Elementary (subject to change)
Event Dates - Both to be held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch:
Elementary Math Showcase - February 13, 2018
Middle School Math Showcase - February 15, 2018