SWAG 5th Grade GT Math

Thursday, September 10

1st Six Weeks Reflection

Let's reflect on the 1st six weeks!

With your table discuss the following topics:

What went well in the 1st Six Weeks?

What would you tweak the next time you teach it?

Is there any topics that you think need to be re-taught?

Do you have any questions about curriculum so far?

Dive Into Curriculum

Where do I access our curriculum and Scope and Sequence?


Find the scope and sequence and save it to your computer ( If you haven't already)

Access the Teacher overview

- TEKS breakdown ( what is the TEKS asking me to do? )

- Lesson breakdown

- Resources ( links to websites)

- Big ideas

- Important Vocabulary

Order of Operations... Is it just an order?

When you have a chance read the article below...


With your group discuss how you or your students might solve this problem.

7 + 3 X 5 + 8

How do we approach Standard Algorithm when coming from Partial Products?

Discuss with your table using the following sentence stem:

" Partial Products can help our students achieve standard algorithm because..."

Definition for Algorithm:

a procedure for solving a mathematical problem (as of finding the greatest common divisor) in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation; broadly : a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end especially by a computer

Let's think.... If students know the steps for partial products do they know the steps to standard algorithm? How can we help our students become independent thinkers?

Problem Solving! Creating Independent Thinkers!

Problem solving is like reading. Just as good readers, make text to self connections, text to text connections, and text to world connections… so do good mathematicians.

Interactive Problem solving ideas:


Brainstorm what kinds of things to create problems about in the next 6 weeks.

  • Look at the first week of the 2nd six weeks curriculum.
  • Choose one big topic to create a problem over.
  • How can we use this problem to create independent thinkers?

Creating problems

Work with your table to create a word problem that matches the strip diagram given.

Talk Moves

Let's reflect on todays training!

Using the sentence stems below discuss with your table how using sentence stems in math can help our students build metacognition:

So you're saying...

Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Explain how you figured....

Can you repeat what you just said?

Would someone like to add on to this discussion?

What stuck with you today?

Reflect on Padlet below:

I made a connection with....

I am glad we talked about....

Next time could we talk about.....


3rd Six Weeks SWAG


What went well this six weeks?

What were your struggles?

What could we do to help you this six weeks?

3rd Six Weeks Scope and Sequence

Big image

Lean4ward/ Pacing Calendars

Let's dive in and decide how we are going to teach all the standards!


How can we use them?

What are the struggles?

Do you have any ideas about stations that might benefit others?