What's new in Elementary Math?

4th Six Weeks

Is your campus in need of Math CPR?

We would like to offer after-school CPR (Collaborate, Plan and Respond) on your campus. We would like to meet with any of your math teachers that would like support with planning, content deepening, analyzing CBA data, guided math groups, and any other math related need that might arise. CPR is optional, but highly recommended for teachers who feel they need an instructional boost. We are eager to work with your faculty and staff and hope you find that our support will benefit your campus. Contact us for more information!

District PLC's

We have received great feedback about the PLC's. Please continue encouraging grade level teams to attend. The district expectation is that at least one campus representative is present per grade level.
Kindergarten: February 16
First Grade: February 10
Second Grade: February 17
Third Grade: February 3
Fourth Grade: February 9
Fifth Grade: February 2

Upcoming CBA's

All CBAs are hyperlinked in the Semester-at-a-Glance of each grade level's Moodle course. Please be sure to print all CBAs directly from the Moodle course as some revisions have been made.
  • Kindergarten: January 25-27
  • First Grade: January 26-28
  • Second Grade: January 26-28
  • Third Grade: February 22-24
  • Fourth Grade: February 19-23
  • Fifth Grade: February 10-12

STAAR Benchmarks

All grade level math benchmarks will be copied by campuses. We will send each campus a paper version of the master test from which to copy from. Copying only from the master we send will ensure all images are clear and properly sized.

  • 3rd Grade: March 2-4
  • 4th Grade: March 9-11
  • 5th Grade: February 24-26

Power-Packed Protocols

Are we asking the right questions?

As you and your staff begin to analyze data in PLC's, consider how a different level of thinking about the data can close the achievement gap. The ATLAS protocol provides a framework to begin this conversation at your campus.

Here is the learning that will happen this six weeks:

Kindergarten

Module 6 -Comparing Weight
Module 7 -Teen Numbers & 3D Objects
Module 8 -Addition as Equality & 2D/3D Objects

First Grade

Module 6 -Skip Counting & Exploring Patterns
Module 7 -Addition Strategies & Identifying Halves and Fourths
Module 8 -Relating Addition and Subtraction

Second Grade

Module 6 -Working with Metric Units
Module 7 -Working with Numbers to 1,200 & Connecting Repeated Addition to Multiplication
Module 8 -Subtraction Strategies

Third Grade

Module 7 -Multiplication Facts (9), Division Facts (8, 0, 1), Graphing
Module 8 -Addition Algorithm, Division Facts (9), Area & Perimeter
Module 9 -Multiplication Facts (6, All), Strip Diagrams, Division Facts (6), Comparing Fractions

Fourth Grade

Module 8 -Working with Decimal Fractions, Area & Perimeter
Module 9 -Adding Decimal Fractions, Converting within the Metric System
Module 10 -Subtracting Decimal Fractions, Geometric Attributes

Fifth Grade

Module 8 -Multiplying Decimal Fractions, Area, Perimeter, and Volume
Module 9 -Dividing Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Metric Mass Conversions, Dot Plots

Relevant Resources

Math TEKS Scaffolds

The following documents from Lead4Ward are great tools that teachers can use as they are scaffolding instruction for their students. Please click the links below to directly access the documents.

3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

Looking to have a content-rich book study on your campus?

We have a few great suggestions for book studies shown here. Check them out!

Putting the Practices into Action
Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction
Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn
Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction
5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions

Shaunda Garrison, Elementary Math Coordinator

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