School leaders play an integral role in setting the stage for a positive, inclusive mathematics learning environment. Here are five ways that administrators can promote a math-positive culture: 1. Recognize and Support Effective Math Teaching In a school with a high-quality mathematics program, every student has the opportunity to learn challenging, worthwhile, engaging, and relevant mathematics (Seeley,… Read More How to Promote a Positive Math Culture at Your School
There are many books in the T-TAC ODU Lending Library that are excellent resources for administrators seeking to promote mathematical best practices in their schools. Here are a few new math resources that are available: What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics This must-have resource offers a knowledge base to improve mathematics… Read More Math Resources for Administrators
Problem Solving Using Visuals: Model Drawing A TTAC-ODU Professional Development Opportunity When: August 2, 2018 Cost: $25.00 Solving math word problems requires a complex set of skills. Students must be able to read, comprehend, strategize, compute, and check their work. It’s no surprise that many students struggle with word problems, get frustrated, and ultimately give… Read More Math Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Enhanced Scope and Sequence
The SOL Enhanced Scope and Sequence (ESS) was created by a team of general and special educators and VDOE personnel. ESS provides teachers across the state with differentiated lessons that are aligned with the essential knowledge and skills found in the Curriculum Framework at VDOE. The ESS is organized by content areas (i.e. Mathematics, English, History and Social Science, Science), and can be accessed at the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning.
Virginia Department of Education Instructional Resources
- The Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
- Math ESS Lessons
- English ESS Lessons
- Science and Social Studies ESS Lessons
Suggestions for Communicating With and About People with Disabilities at the CDC.
Virginia Department of Education Mathematics Resources
- Tests and Sample Item Sets Released in Spring 2014 (Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5)
- VDOE Mathematics Resources
- Algebra Readiness Inventory Curriculum Companion
- Web Tour of the ARI Curriculum Companion
- Mathematics Word Wall Cards
- VDOE Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Math
T-TAC Online Math Resources
Additional Mathematics Sites of Interest
Fluency Without Fear by Jo Boaler (activities to develop Number Sense and Number Facts)
Watch this NCETM video of a teacher using multiple representations for multiplication. (This teacher works in a school where 3 x 4 is interpreted as 3 + 3 + 3 + 3). It is a good example of how to support the conceptual understanding of multiplication facts and its importance as students develop fact fluency.
Quantiles Framework Resources
- Quantiles Teacher Assistant and Quantiles Math Skills Database Search
- Web Tour of the Quantiles Framework Tools
Newly Added Resources
At the National Center on Intensive Instruction website, you can find examples of instructional plans that intensify fraction instruction. You can download the plans and print-based representations (manipulatives) at the links below.