Build collaborative teacher teams committed to fostering student self-efficacy and increasing achievement in mathematics. Part of the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series, this practical resource provides a framework for collectively planning a unit of study in grades 3-5. Grade-level teams will learn how to work together to perform key tasks--from unwrapping standards and creating team unit calendars to determining academic vocabulary and designing robust fraction units.
Help your team identify what students need to know by the end of each unit and build student self-efficacy:
- Understand how to collaboratively plan thematic units in grades 3-5.
- Study the seven unit-planning elements and learn how to incorporate each in essential unit design.
- Review the role of the PLC at Work(R) process in enhancing collaborative student learning and teacher collaboration.
- Observe three model fraction units, one for each grade level.
- Receive tools and templates for effective unit planning.
Introduction by Timothy D. Kanold
Part 1: Mathematics Unit Planning and Design Elements
Chapter 1: Planning for Student Learning of Mathematics in Grades 3-5
Chapter 2: Unit Planning as a Collaborative Mathematics Team
Part 2: Fraction Unit Examples, Grades 3-5
Chapter 3: Grade 3 Unit--Fraction Understanding
Chapter 4: Grade 4 Unit--Fraction Equivalence, Addition, and Subtraction
Chapter 5: Grade 5 Unit--Fraction Addition and Subtraction
Epilogue: Mathematics Team Organization
Appendix A: Create a Proficiency Map
Appendix B: Checklist and Questions for Mathematics Unit Planning
References and Resources