Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

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Using Singapore Math to Decompose CCSS

When decomposing the Common Core State Standards, consider making a trifold piece of paper that includes the standard at the top of the paper and in C (concrete), P (pictorial), and A (abstract) at the top of each column. Then, brainstorm all the ways you and/or your colleagues know how to teach the standard through the Singapore Math lens of concrete-pictorial-abstract.

For example, if teaching how to compose and decompose the number 10, some concrete resources/ideas might include using ten frames with real materials, ten frames with unifix cubes, a plastic plate with three sections (one for the number and two for manipulatives that can be broken up to add up to that number), number bracelets (made from chenelle stems and pony beads), etc.

For the pictorial, possibly students draw in their representation of tens (mimicking the work done with concrete materials), and finally, students are able to write the numeral 10 and write number sentences that equal 10.

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Eliza has taught students in a multi-age classroom, a traditional classroom, in a specialist setting, and in a content specific classroom. In addition to her classroom experience, she has presented locally and at the state and national level on a myriad of topics. Eliza has served as a Math TOSA (teacher on special assignment) and has taught math at grade levels Nursery through Math Methods for Elementary Teachers at the collegiate level as an adjunct professor. Currently, she supports districts with writing and refining curriculum, creating pacing and curriculum maps, developing common assessments, increasing background knowledge through vocabulary, as well as supporting teachers with their personal math development and their classroom instruction through ongoing and sustainable professional development. Eliza is passionate about creating relationships through teacher and student engagement, expecting rigor in research-based instruction using promising practices, and establishing relevance within content.