To some extent, standards should inform instruction. But educators should be careful of simply turning standards into learning objectives.
By proving and disproving number sentences, students can go beyond disconnected “math facts,” and begin seeing the connections between numbers.
While some schools still rely on PD by powerpoint, today’s educators want more. Teacher coaching helps teachers take ownership of their professional growth.
Flexible groupings allow students to work at their own level while also providing opportunities for collaborative learning.
The Sieve of Eratosthenes helps students have fun finding patterns in the numbers up to 100. And there’s always another layer for any age to uncover.
Too often, as educators, we focus on either the beginning or the end of the learning journey. To better meet students’ needs, we need to view curriculum as a bridge between the two points. This involves differentiation by content, process, and product.