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Scope and sequence in Math classes

Scope and Sequence

What is the main purpose for a K-8 math scope and sequence?

How would you describe the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose?

Describe the format of the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose.

What would you change about the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose?

Describe how teachers might use the scope and sequence to help plan math lessons and instruction throughout the year.

How would you use the K-8 math scope and sequence to plan your students' math instructions with short- and long-term planning?

Compare the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose with your state curriculum for K-8.

How does your state curriculum for K-8 mathematics compare with the national curriculum?

Compare the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you choose with the NCTM scope and sequence.

Explain the role standards play in planning and instruction in mathematics. Explain the role standards play in developing a scope and sequence.

How could a Kââ?¬"8 math scope and sequence benefit you as a first-year teacher?

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What is the main purpose for a K-8 math scope and sequence? The scope and sequence in Math for each grade is to prevent both overlapping information (re-teaching what has already been covered and mastered), and to prevent gaps (jumping too far ahead of what was taught last year). It ensures continuity from year to year, and from class to class, from teacher to teacher, and from school to school.

How would you describe the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose? Baltimore school district, from Web site: http://www.bcps.org/system/reports/curriculum-management-audit-report.pdf. This document is an audit of the district, and findings indicate that this district standards grades K-8 are correctly aligned with Maryland state and NCTM standards for math.

Describe the format of the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose.
This audit document reports that Baltimore's district math standards are aligned with Maryland state standards and NCTM standards for math, for grades K-8.

What would you change about the K-8 math scope and sequence from the school district you chose? Nothing - they appear to be aligned with the best thinking in the field, AND they allow access to their documents for no fee, as well. The scope and sequence documents, as revealed by this audit document posted on the Web, state that Baltimore's math standards are aligned with the NCTM National standards for Math. These standards were developed with input from the best thinkers in the Math field at the state and national levels, and they represent the best efforts to describe the material that students need to know at each grade level. Correlating local standards with these (as ...

Solution Summary

What is scope and sequence, and how is it helpful to math teachers in planning instruction? Web-based resource URLs provided.
The following portion of the assignment, How does your state curriculum for K-8 mathematics compare with the national curriculum, is answered in general terms, as the Web site with these Standards is fee-based access only. Use your class-provided copy of these National Standards to respond specifically to this element of the assignment. All other elements of the assignment are addressed.

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