We have been busy in math since the start of the school year teaching numbers and place value. I was a little apprehensive to begin math this year because my county has changed the way we teach the common core. Last year, we spiraled each topic throughout the year and only really taught each for a week...then moved on. When we taught numbers and place value, we spread it out over the entire school year. This year, we are teaching numbers 1-120 in it's entirety by the end of October.
Over the summer, I was part of the Units by Design training team and we learned how to keep each chunk of the common core together instead of breaking it up in small, week-by-week chunks. We started with math only and we came up with a math curriculum map that our entire county uses now. We used several research based programs and theories to guide our thinking/decision making when we planned the progression of each chunk of the common core. Here is what we came up with:
The first step in the UBD process is to create an assessment so you know exactly where you want your students to go. Here is the assessment that I made for unit 1:
Click HERE to download this entire Unit 1 assessment for FREE. We have just a few more weeks until we give our assessment and I really feel like my class is going to be ready!! Last week we practiced using tens frames to show numbers and we incorporated a little technology with the ipads. Here is a video of one of my kids using the drawing app to make the number 19 with tens frames (don't mind the background noise):