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Depth of Knowledge Matrix for Elementary Mathematics

Depth of Knowledge Matrix for Elementary Mathematics
You may have read our earlier post "FSA-Preparing for Context Complexities" about the connection between Webb's Depth of Knowledge complexity levels and the FSA. This post alluded to the importance of taking the complexity levels of standards into consideration when…
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Preparing for FSA – Content Complexities

Preparing for FSA – Content Complexities
The Florida Standards Assessment for mathematics is months away, but the preparation can never begin too early. You may be aware of Dr. Norman Webb's model for Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Though Webb's model implies 4 complexity levels, Florida has…
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Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving

Dividing Using the Area Model in Context of Problem Solving
143 students will be attending the school music concert. Each row will seat 13 students. How many rows will be needed for all of the students to have a seat? Long division. Ugh. When was the last time you used…
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Why Bother to Estimate??

Why Bother to Estimate??
Estimation is often overlooked in lessons involving multiplication or division. Even if students are told to estimate first, they often calculate to find the precise answer then round it to make an estimate. That should prompt teachers to consider the…
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Understanding the 3rd Grade Math Florida Standards

Understanding the 3rd Grade Math Florida Standards
Do you have questions about what your child is learning in mathematics? To learn more about the 3rd grade Math Standards, check out the video below. https://youtu.be/gIg2f1fX8Gs
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Understanding the grade 5 math standards!!!

Understanding the grade 5 math standards!!!
Do you have questions about what your child is learning in mathematics? To learn more about the fifth grade math standards check out the video below!!! https://youtu.be/d5q2yWbNQg0
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Understanding the Kindergarten Math Standards

Understanding the Kindergarten Math Standards
Do you have questions about what your child is learning in mathematics? To learn more about the Kindergarten Math Standards, check out the video below. https://youtu.be/-K-zXIoos_0
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So what’s the deal with homework ???

So what’s the deal with homework ???
At the beginning of the year, you are probably thinking about homework. Check out the link below on how to best support your child with homework. https://youtu.be/I_cuu4Daqx8
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So what’s the deal with Homework?

So what’s the deal with Homework?
Are you wondering how to help your child with homework? Check out this video on guidelines for Elementary Math Homework as well as ways to help your child! https://youtu.be/7sgwZrk87mU
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How do we find and fill the holes? – A Mathematics Learning Trajectory Tool

How do we find and fill the holes? – A Mathematics Learning Trajectory Tool
While the Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) were designed to incorporate the 3 major shifts of focus, coherence and rigor, it can be easy to get so focused on a grade level, that the coherence across grade levels can get lost.…
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