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Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language
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This paper makes recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The recommendations can guide teachers, curriculum developers, and teacher educators as they develop their own ways of supporting mathematical reasoning and sense-making for ELLs.Some instructional recommendations discussed in the paper include: Focus on ELL students' mathematical reasoning, not the correctness of their mathematical language use. Shift to a focus on mathematical discourse practices; move away from simplified views of language. Support ELL students as they engage in complex mathematical language. Use ELL students' language and experiences as resources. Provide professional development to enhance teachers' awareness of ways to support ELs as they develop both language and mathematical knowledge.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Judit Moschkovich
Date Added:
03/02/2012
Mathematically Productive Instructional Routines (MPIR)
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Mathematically Productive Instructional Routines (MPIR) are short (10ish minutes), daily exercises aimed at building number sense. These six different MPIR are part of the Mathematically Productive Instructional Routines collection from the Washington Office of Public Instruction and the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts.

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Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI Mathematics Department
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
04/05/2021
8.G Spiderbox
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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: A spider walks on the outside of a box from point A to B to C to D and finally to point E as shown in the picture below. Draw a net of the box and map ...

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
11/25/2013
Applying Mathematical Properties of Addition
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Khan Aacdemy provides free resources for teachers and students in various subjects. In the subject of Math, you can videos; tutorials, and practice for your students.  

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Mathematics
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Lesson
Author:
Jodi Barnes
Date Added:
08/18/2022
Push and Support Cards: A Bridge to Advanced Mathematics for the Multi-Level Adult Education Classroom Curriculum Guide
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Adult education classrooms are commonly comprised of learners who have widely disparate levels of mathematical problem-solving skills. This is true regardless of what level a student may be assessed at when entering an adult education program or what level class they are placed in. Providing students with differentiated instruction in the form of Push and Support cards is one way to level this imbalance, keeping all students engaged in one high-cognitive task that supports and encourages learners who are stuck, while at the same time, providing extensions for students who move through the initial phase of the task quickly. Thus, all
students are continually moving forward during the activity, and when the task ends, all students have made progress in their journey towards developing conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas along with a productive disposition, belief in one’s own ability to successfully engage with mathematics.

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Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Patricia Helmuth
Date Added:
05/24/2018
7.RP,EE Gotham City Taxis
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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: The taxi fare in Gotham City is \$2.40 for the first $\frac{1}{2}$ mile and additional mileage charged at the rate \$0.20 for each additional 0.1 mile....

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
03/17/2013
8.G Circle Sandwich
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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: A square is inscribed in a circle which is inscribed in a square as shown below. Note that the vertices of the inner square meet the midpoints of the o...

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
09/08/2013
8.G Two Triangles' Area
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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: Let $A$ be the area of a triangle with sides of length 25, 25, and 30. Let $B$ be the area of a triangle with sides of length 25, 25, and 40. Find $A/B...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/29/2013
8.G Area of a Trapezoid
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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: Quadrilateral $ABCD$ is a trapezoid, $AD = 15$, $AB = 50$, $BC = 20$, and the altitude is 12. What is the area of the trapezoid?...

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
03/17/2013
8.G.7 Running on the Football Field
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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: During the 2005 Divisional Playoff game between The Denver Broncos and The New England Patriots, Bronco player Champ Bailey intercepted Tom Brady aroun...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
03/17/2013
Illustrative Mathematics: Areas of Special Quadrilaterals
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This task asks students to identify which of the six polygons have the same area. Students may complete the task using a variety of techniques including decomposing shapes, using transformations (rotations, reflections, translations) to move one or more parts of the figure to another part to more easily calculate the area, enclosing the polygon inside a larger rectangle and then subtract the areas of the "extra" pieces, etc.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/08/2020
6.G Wallpaper Decomposition
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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 aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/06/2015
7.EE Who is the better batter?
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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: Below is a table showing the number of hits and the number of times at bat for two Major League Baseball players during two different seasons: SeasonDe...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/10/2013
6.G Walking the Block
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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 aspects of the task and its potential use.

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Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/06/2015
Math, Grade 6, Getting Started, Mathematical Character
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Students review the ways classroom habits and routines can strengthen their mathematical character. Students learn what a Gallery is and how to choose a Gallery problem to work on. They then choose one of three Gallery problems that introduce the unit’s technology resources. The three Gallery problems combine working with expressions with the resources available with this unit.Key ConceptsUnderstand that a Gallery gives students a choice of several problems. Understand what to consider when choosing a problem. Know how to work on a Gallery problem and how to present work on gallery problems.Goals and Learning ObjectivesKnow how to choose a problem from a Gallery.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
09/21/2015
6.G Nets for Pyramids and Prisms
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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 aspects of the task and its potential use.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
08/06/2015
5.MD Cari's Aquarium
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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: Cari is the lead architect for the city’s new aquarium. All of the tanks in the aquarium will be rectangular prisms where the side lengths are whole nu...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/13/2013
8.G, G-SRT Points from Directions
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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: Point $B$ is due east of point $A$. Point $C$ is due north of point $B$. The distance between points $A$ and $C$ is $10\sqrt 2$ meters, and $\angle BAC...

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider Set:
Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
03/29/2013