TEAM Instruction Rubric aligned with resources & grant activities for math instruction
Leslie's Presentations
Tuesday, July 7
TEAM Planning

Wednesday, July 8
Connecting Mathematical Ideas Introduction

Thursday, July 9
Classroom Discussions in Math
Standards of Mathematical Practice Posters

Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21
Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques


Wednesday, July 22
Differentiated Instruction - Technology Options for Menus

Standards & Objectives (SO)
TN Math Standards
Common Core Math Standards
Unpacking Standards
  • Common Core Flipbooks (Scroll down the page to locate K-8 level books)
  • Progressions Documents for the Common Core
"The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics....They can explain why standards are sequenced the way they are, point out cognitive difficulties and pedagogical solutions, and give more detail on particularly knotty areas of the mathematics."
  • Common Core Videos by Grade Level
"Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one or more specific standards and usually includes examples/illustrations geared to enhancing understanding. The intent of each content-focused video is to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach each standard, although the examples can be adapted for instructional use."
  • RPEssUnd.jpgNCTM's Essential Understanding Series for Grades 6-8 Including
    • Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning
    • Expressions, Equations, and Functions
    • Geometry
Motivating Students (MS)
Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd edition - Summary of Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition Chapter

Presenting Instructional Content (PIC)
46 Graphic Organizers

Classroom Instruction That Works Chapter 5 - Nonlinguistic Representations

Lesson Structure and Pacing (LS)
Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 5 Lesson Structure Techniques #20-26 - Do Now; Name the Steps; Board=Paper; Control the Game; Circulate; At Bats; Exit Ticket
Chapter 6 Pacing Techniques #27-31 - Change the Pace; Brighten Lines; All Hands; Work the Clock; Every Minute Matters
Chapter 7 Technique #32: Wait Time
Activities & Materials (ACT)
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-on Activities, Grades 6-8 by Muschla, 2012
Math Starters: 5-10 Minute Activities Aligned with Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-12 by Muschla, 2013
Rich and Engaging Mathematical Tasks: Grades 5-9 by Lappan & Smith; 2012
Please see Designing and Planning Instruction Rubric - Student Work Indicator.
Common Core Aligned Tasks, Lesson Plans, Assignments, and Assessments
Questioning (QU)
More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction by Small; 2013
7 Talk Moves to Support Classroom Discussion

Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 7 Building Ratio Through Questioning Techniques #32-36: Wait Time; Cold Call; Call and Response; Break it Down; Pepper
Academic Feedback (FEED)
Evaluative vs. Descriptive Feedback

Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd Edition (Summary of Providing Feedback Chapter)

Carol Dweck: Study on Praise and Growth Mindset (praise for intelligence vs. effort)

Academic Feedback Strategies and Examples

Grouping Students (GRP)
Classroom Instruction that Works Chapter 3 Cooperative Learning

Cooperative Learning in the Middle School, Debbie Silver

Teacher Content Knowledge (TCK)
  • RandPintoPractics.jpgNCTM's Putting Essential Understanding into Practice Series Grades 6-8: Ratios and Proportions (released March 2015; more topics to come)
  • NCTM's Navigations Series Grades 6-8 Including:
    • Problem Solving and Reasoning
    • Probability
    • Number and Operations
    • Measurement
    • Algebra
Teacher Knowledge of Students (TKS)
Nurturing the Middle School Mathematical Mind; Dreambox Learning 2015

Preparing Students to Thrive: Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Moral and Performance Character (video appropriate for students)

Thinking (TH)
Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 8 Building Ratio Through Writing Techniques #37-41 Everybody Writes; Art of the Sentence; Show Call; Build Stamina; Front the Writing
Chapter 9 Building Ratio Through Discussion Techniques #42-44: Habits of Discussion; Turn and Talk; Batch Process

Classroom Instruction that Works Chapter 4 - Cues Questions and Advance Organizers

Classroom Instruction that Works Chapter 6 - Summarizing and Note taking

Problem Solving (PS)
Please see Designing and Planning Instruction Rubric - Student Work Indicator.
Common Core Aligned Tasks, Lesson Plans, Assignments, and Assessments
Designing and Planning Instruction Rubric
Instructional Plans (IP)
Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 4 Planning for Success Techniques #16-19: Begin with the end; 4 Ms; Post It; Double Plan
Student Work (SW)
Common Core Aligned Tasks, Lesson Plans, Assignments, and Assessments
  • Engage NY CCSS Library - sort by grade level and subject. Includes complete modules for instruction throughout the year.
  • New York City Department of Education - Tasks, Units, and Student WorkThe components of the Common Core-aligned tasks with instructional supports include:
    • Unit overview and task description
    • Teacher-annotated student work representing a range of performance levels
    • Rubrics used to assess student work
  • Inside Mathematics - Explore materials and tasks you can use immediately with your students. Tasks and assessment resources are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Content. Note that you can make use of these standards through searching by grade level as well as by progression.
  • Illustrative Mathematics - Illustrations K-8 - Includes a task, commentary, and solution for each common core standard at each grade level - student task is available as a downloadable pdf file.
  • Exemplars - Tasks, Rubrics, and Student Samples - Differentiated K-8 Tasks - Includes multiple tasks arranged by K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Searchable by Concepts & Skills, Interdisciplinary Links, Standards, and Technology.Grades K-2 - 33 Tasks
    Grades 3-5 - 34 Tasks Grades 6-8 - 33 Tasks
  • MAP Assessment Tasks - from MARS Project (Mathematics Assessment Resource Service) - Includes tasks organized by novice, apprentice, and expert for grades 6-8 and high school. Each task includes a scoring rubric and sample student work (some scored). The project also includes lessons, summative assessments, and professional development resources. Includes the common core standards and links directly to the resources available for each standard.
  • Mathematics Performance Task Bank - Albuquerque Public Schools; Research, Development, & Accountability; Tasks arranged by grade level, grade band, or math strand
  • Yummy Math - Tasks linked to real-world ideas and events. Tasks are aligned with NCTM process standards and CCSS Mathematical Practices and Content Standards.
  • NCTM Illuminations - Includes activities and lesson plans linked to NCTM & CCSS standards
  • NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Questions Tool Select Math; Search questions by grades 4, 8, and 12
    Question Types include Multiple Choice, Short Constructed Response, Extended Constructed Response Question Data includes: Key/Scoring Guide, sample student responses, national data, and jurisdiction data
Assessment (AS)
  • TN Ready
Seven Things to Know about TN Ready Math

Begin 2015-2016 school year; online; basic and problem-solving skills in multi-steps; variety of question types
  • Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 1 Gathering Data on Student Mastery Techniques #1-6 Reject self-report; Targeted Questioning; Standardize the Format; Tracking, Not Watching; Show Me: Affirmative Checking
  • 60 Formative Assessment Techniques

  • Concept Cartoon Example

Learning Environment Rubric
Expectations (EX)
Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 2 Acting on the Data and the Culture of Error Techniques #7-10: Plan for Error; Culture of Error; Excavate Error; Own & Track
Chapter 3 Setting High Academic Expectations Techniques #11-15: No Opt Out; Right is Right; Stretch It; Format Matters; Without Apology
Managing Student Behavior (MSB)
Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 10 Systems & Routines Techniques #45-50: Threshold; Strong Start; Star/Slant; Engineer Efficiency; Strategic Investment: From Procedure to Routine; Do it Again
Chapter 11 High Behavior Expectations Techniques #51-57: Radar/Be Seen Looking; Make Compliance Visible; Least Invasive Intervention; Firm Calm Finesse; Art of the Consequence; Strong Voice; What to Do
Environment (ENV)
Middle School Math Rules! 7th Grade Teacher Extraordinaire Blog by Sherri Nackel
Detailed pictures of classroom organization ("My Classroom tab at top of page). Explore the many topics listed in her blog down the right-side of the home page.
Respectful Culture (RC)
Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for School Success, July 2015
Teach Like A Champion Techniques
Chapter 12 Building Character and Trust Techniques #58-62: Positive Framing; Precise Praise; Warm/Strict; Emotional Constancy; Joy Factor

Recommended Resources for Math Planning, Instruction and Assessment

TN Core Math
Includes excellent resources within the following topics: Standards and Shifts: Instructional Resources, Assessment Resources, Assessment Information; Response to Instruction and Intervention Framework; Special Populations, and Training.

NCTM Publications

Additional Books
Putting the Practices into Action: Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice K-8 by O'Connell & SanGiovanni; 2013
Connecting Mathematical Ideas: Middle School Video Case Studies to Support Teaching and Learning by Boaler & Humphreys; 2005
Classroom Discussions in Math: A Teacher's Guide for using talk moves to support the Common Core and More, Third Edition by Chapin, O'Connor, & Anderson; 2013
Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov; 2015
Mathematics Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning by Keeley & Tobey; 2011
Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning: Math Problems aligned with NCTM and Common Core State Standards; Edited by Anne M. Collins; 2011
5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Smith & Stein; 2011
Differentiating Instruction with Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Math, Grades 6-8 by Westphal; 2012
Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Dean, Hubbell, Pitler, & Stone; 2012

Overview of the Nine Strategies