# Math in a Cultural Context

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Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is a long-term set of interrelated sponsored research, funded by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education and by support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Math in a Cultural Context is a rather extraordinary three decades-long collaboration of educators, Yup’ik elders and teachers, mathematicians and math educators, Alaskan school districts, and more recently includes Greenlandic Inuit, Sami, and Pacific Islander partners. We have had the privilege to learn together and understand how the underlying principles that support everyday practical knowledge can inform teaching and learning in a school context. Central to MCC is its long-term collaboration with Yup’ik elders, teachers, and academics that developed into a vibrant learning community. We are deeply inspired by the steadfast support of so many elders who shared their knowledge. Alaskan school districts and teachers opened their classrooms to MCC as we developed, tested, and revised our materials and pedagogical approach.

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# Math: Catching Pacific Lamprey at Willamette Falls

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Lamprey were an important food source for many Native American tribes in Oregon, particularly those in coastal areas and along the Columbia River watershed, and they continue to be an important link to traditional cultural practices. Like salmon, lamprey are anadromous, meaning they are born in fresh water, spend most of their life in the ocean, and return to freshwater to spawn. Sustaining the population of lamprey has always been important to Native people, and one way to do that is by not overharvesting. In previous generations this was not a problem, but hydroelectric dams, pollution, and destruction of habitat have all led to a drastic reduction in the lamprey population over the past century. Today, tribal biologists use both traditional and Western scientific methods—such as fish tagging—to protect and preserve lamprey, salmon, and other aquatic species. Using this real-world context, this lesson engages students in a mathematical process to determine the weights of lamprey using a fraction with each fraction having the same denominator, organizing the lamprey on a number line from lowest to highest weight, and comparing the weights of lamprey in decimal format.

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Authors: Renée House, April Campbell

# Math: Getting to Know Native Americans in Oregon

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This lesson uses a dataset and simple mathematical operations to teach grade 4 students important facts about Native American people in Oregon. In the process, it begins to correct several common misperceptions and to build students’ awareness of the active role Native Americans play in contemporary Oregon culture. Students will learn about the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon, including tribal membership, tribal lands, and the number of people employed by each tribe. This will give them a basic understanding of the presence of Native people in the state. Students will also be introduced to two key aspects of the complex relationship between Native American tribes and the U.S. government: termination and restoration. While the lesson does not cover these elements in depth, it lays the groundwork for future lessons and further understanding.

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Authors: Susan Payne, April Campbell

# Math: Philanthropy

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Philanthropy is a core value of Native American tribes in Oregon. Many tribes refer to this as the “spirit of potlatch,” which is a tradition that goes back hundreds and possibly thousands of years. In this spirit, many tribes have created charitable foundations or funds to support causes that benefit the local and surrounding communities. Collectively, tribal foundations are among the largest sources of philanthropy in Oregon.This lesson uses the mathematical practice of fractions to introduce students to Native philanthropy. Students are given a dataset and asked to perform fraction concepts and justify their choices as part of a philanthropic effort. Students will be addressing Critical Areas 1 and 2 while addressing mathematical practices.

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Authors: Aujalee Moore, April Campbell

# Common Core Problem Based Curriculum Maps – emergent math

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The following Problem Based Learning (PrBL) curriculum maps are based on the Math Common Core State Standards and the associated scope and sequences. The problems and tasks have been scoured from thoughtful math bloggers who have advanced math educator practice by posting their materials online.

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Authors: Emergent Math, Geoff Krall

# SFUSD Kindergarten Math Portal

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This resource is the Kindergarten common math curriculum for the San Francisco Unified School District. In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas: (1) representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; and (2) describing shapes and space. More learning time in kindergarten should be devoted to number than to other topics.

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# SFUSD Grade 1 Math Portal

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This site provides lessons and other resources related to the grade 1 math curriculum for the San Francisco Unified School District. In Grade 1, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20; (2) developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones; (3) developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units; and (4) reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.

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# SFUSD Grade 2 Math Portal

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This is the math curriculum for grade 2 in the San Francisco Unified School District. In Grade 2, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) extending understanding of base-10 notation; (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.

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# SFUSD Math Elementary School Closure Lessons

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In preparation for school closures, SFUSD has produced 10 days of activities that teachers can choose to assign to students for them to complete at home. The stand-alone activities are designed for students to do on paper without technology and are available to all under the Creative Commons Attribution License. All Elementary lesson plans and student pages (both English and Spanish versions) are Google Docs located in grade-level Google Drive folders that you can access using the links below. Secondary lessons contain proprietary content that is licensed by SFUSD and therefore can not be shared.

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# Math Snacks

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Math Snacks is a fun and interactive educational series. This website contains five animated videos focusing on key mathematical concepts included in the Common Core curriculum for grades 4-8. Each interactive is beautifully illustrated, contains audio, and is supported by supplementary printable resources. All learner resources are available in both English and Spanish. Teacher guides as well as teaching videos support classroom implementation. A powerful supplementary tool for educators teaching about ratios, rates, scale factor, unit conversion, and the number line, as well as a source for children's educational entertainment at home. Math Snacks was developed by the Learning Games Lab located at New Mexico State University.

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Author: NM State Learning Games Lab

# Math Choice Boards: PreK-1st Grade (Summer Edition)

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This resource was created by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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# 2.OA Building toward fluency

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Whiteboard or chart paper and markers * Empty number line or magnetic cubes lined up on the whiteboard, alternating colors every 5 (see sol...

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Author: Illustrative Mathematics

# Activities to Develop Paper and Pencil Fluency for Addition within 100

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This resource is part of the San Francisco Unified School District Math Core Curriculum for Grade 2. It includes numerous activities to help students build fluency for addition within 100.

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# Mathematizing Storytimes: “Two by Two” an advanced counting storytime lesson plan

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A resource for librarians, early education teachers, child care providers and parents to share books and literacy activities with children ages birth to 5. The content in this storytime lesson plan aligns with Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) practices and Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs). Users are encouraged to remix the lesson plan to keep it up to date and comment with their successes and failures in using the listed resources.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Jackie Blagsvedt

# Math Choice Boards: PreK-1st Grade (Fall Edition)

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This resource was created by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

# Arts Lessons in the Classroom: Visual Art Curriculum - Grade 1

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These active process-oriented lessons focus on concepts of line direction and type, organic shape, 3-D form, real and implied texture, secondary color, and principles of composition. Literacy-infused lessons explore text direction/spacing, observation, description, and story elements through drawing, painting, collage, clay modeling and printmaking. The K-6 lesson handbooks were originally produced for the Lake Washington School District with grants from 4culture and ArtsWA. Encourage your colleagues, other schools, and organizations to use these materials for non-commercial, educational purposes at no cost by downloading their own copy at: http://artsedwashington.org/portfolio-items/alic-2

Material Type: Lesson, Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Author: Washington ArtsEd

# Universal Screener for Number Sense: Grade 1

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This series of interview-based screeners contains assessments for fall, winter, and spring, and are designed to serve both as indicators of struggle and measures of growth. All screeners are available in English and Spanish. The purpose for these assessments is to provide a series of interview-based screening assessments to: • help teachers to understand how their students are making sense of mathematics. • measure key number sense skills, concepts, and developmental milestones. • help teachers better understand how to support all students in accessing grade level content and accelerate learning. • inform RtI or MTSS Tiers 1 and 2: identify areas topics for whole class and small group instruction. • help teachers identify individual students who might need additional supports, and direct teachers toward high impact topics for instruction to accelerate learning. • identify students to whom the teacher might want to administer diagnostic assessments. • improve parent communication and collaboration.

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Forefront Education