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Ace Maths: Solutions Unit 2 - Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Algebraic Equations, Inequalities, and Properties
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This lesson is about trying to get students to make connections between ideas about equations, inequalities, and expressions. The lesson is designed to give students opportunities to use mathematical vocabulary for a purpose to describe, discuss, and work with these symbol strings.The idea is for students to start gathering global information by looking at the whole number string rather than thinking only about individual procedures or steps. Hopefully students will begin to see the symbol strings as mathematical objects with their own unique set of attributes. (7th Grade Math)

Subject:
Algebra
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Disston, Jacob
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Area and Perimeter
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This lesson is based on the results of a performance task in which we realized that students' understanding of area and perimeter was mostly procedural. Therefore the purpose of this re-engagement lesson was to address student misconceptions and deepen student understanding of area and perimeter. The standards addressed in this lesson involve finding perimeter and area of various shapes, finding the perimeter when given a fixed area, and using a formula in a practical context. Challenges for our students included decoding the language in the problem and proving their thinking. (7th Grade Math)

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Villarin, Antoinette
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success
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The Common Core State Standards are the result of a collaborative effort of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association for Best Practices to ensure that the nation's students will be ready to be productive and successful in college and the global workplace.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Hunt Institute and CCSSO
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Coleman, David
Pimentel, Susan
Date Added:
01/10/2011
Common Core State Standards: Principles of Development
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This is a presentation of the five principles upon which the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics are built, the first of which is that upon meeting these standards, students are college-and-career ready. This video discusses the process under which the Common Core standards were developed.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Hunt Institute and CCSSO
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Coleman, David
Pimentel, Susan
Date Added:
01/10/2011
Comparing Linear Functions
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The foundation of this lesson is constructing, communicating, and evaluating student-generated tables while making comparisons between three different financial plans. Students are given three different DVD rental plans and asked to analyze each one to see if they could determine when the 3 different DVD plans cost the same amount of money, if ever. (7th/8th Grade Math)

Subject:
Algebra
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Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Dimas, Cecilio
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Cultural Competence
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With ever increasing cultural diversity in our schools, how do educators establish and maintain effective relationships with those whose experiences and beliefs differ from their own? Dr. Darryle Craig, program manager for Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Program, presents her ideas and strategies for becoming "Culturally Competent.” According to Dr. Craig—cultural competency is “the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures.” During the program, Dr. Craig defines and examines the importance of cultural competence. Using first-hand examples and questions from the studio audience, Craig advises how to use this important skill to help close the achievement gap, and promote best practices that create success among diverse learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Fairfax County Public Schools
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Fairfax Network
Date Added:
05/01/2012
EQuIP Evaluation and Alignment Tool
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Learn how to use OER Commons Digital Version of the EQuIP Rubric Alignment and Evaluation Tool to align appropriate resources to the Common Core State Standards, and to evaluate resources against certain aspects of quality.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Michelle Brennan
Date Added:
01/25/2017
The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved
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This presents a general discussion of the development of the Common Core Mathematics Standards and the aspirations within them for student college-and-career readiness and success.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Hunt Institute and CCSSO
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Jason Zimba
William McCallum
Date Added:
01/10/2011
Multiple Representations of Numeric Patterning
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This lesson is a re-engagement lesson designed for learners to revisit a problem-solving task they have already experienced. Students will activate prior knowledge of graphical representations through the 'what's my rule' number talk; compare and contrast two different learners' interpretations of the growing pattern; use multiple representations to demonstrate how one of these learners would represent the numeric pattern; make connections between the different representations to more critically compare the two interpretations. (5th/6th Grade Math)

Subject:
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Dickinson, Fran
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Properties of Quadrilaterals
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This lesson is about properties of quadrilaterals and learning to investigate, formulate, conjecture, justify, and ultimately prove mathematical theorems. Students will: Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes; develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; and apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.Explore relationships among classes of two- and three-dimensional geometric objects, make and test conjectures about them, and solve problems involving them. Employ forms of mathematical reasoning and proof appropriate to the solution of the problem at hand, including deductive and inductive reasoning, making and testing conjectures, and using counter examples and indirect proof. Identify, formulate and confirm conjectures. Establish the validity of geometric conjectures using deduction, prove theorems, and critique arguments made by others. (9th/10th Grade Math)

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Humphreys, Cathy
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Proportions and Ratios
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This lesson is about ratios and proportions using candy boxes as well as a recipe for making candy as situations to be considered. It addresses many Mathematical Reasoning standards and asks students to: Use models to understand fractions and to solve ratio problems; think about a ratio as part/part model and to think about the pattern growing in equal groups or a unit composed of the sum of the parts; find a scale factor and apply it to a ratio. (5th Grade Math)

Subject:
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Lewis-Wolfsen, Hillary
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Quadratic Functions
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This lesson focuses on students making decisions about what tools to apply to solve different problems related to quadratic expressions and equations. It is also intended to build awareness of the form an answer will take in order to help students make sense of the kind of problem they are solving. (9th/10th/11th Grade Math)

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Shreve, Barbara
Date Added:
11/30/2011
Technology for Teaching & Learning
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Technology 4 Teaching & Learning [Tech4T&L] was created to explore the possibilities of using Web 2.0 technologies in teaching practice. It is the result of an ongoing teaching and research in the area of educational technology and, in the spirit of the Open Content movement, shares research, resources, and collaborative work generated by faculty & candidates in a university teacher preparation setting.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Individual Authors
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Anita Zijdemans Boudreau
Date Added:
05/08/2013
Word Problem Clues
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Students work to understand the language of word problems, using specific words as clues to the mathematical operations embedded in the problem. Teacher will use examples of student work to uncover misconceptions and errors and help support the students in developing the ability to critically evaluate their own strategies.Mathematics tasks include: Ability to read a problem in context and choose an operation to solve the problem; Ability to set up a number sentence that represents the problem; Accurately and efficiently solves two-digit addition and subtraction equations; Understands how to compose and decompose numbers; Can prove a sum or difference is correct using pictures, words, and/or symbols. (2nd Grade Math)

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Noyce Foundation
Provider Set:
Inside Mathematics
Author:
Lewis, Tracy
Date Added:
11/30/2011