STEM Literacy and Arts for the Common Core Curriculum

STEM Arts and Literacy for the Common Core Curriculum

TPS Publishing Inc. and partners have constructed the 'Creative Mathematics Curriculum with STEM, Literacy and Arts' program with the intent to enhance the Mathematics learning and teaching in schools in your state.

Through adhering to the Common Core Standards break outs for Mathematics, the program presents Mathematics as a way of thinking and learning, incorporating literacy skills necessary for academic success in aquiring Mathematics as an academic language.

The program has been built through a collaborative effort by several companies, each of which have expertise in Mathematics instructional design. They share a commitment to activity-based instruction. The diversity of writers and perspectives ensures that the material is inclusive.

We provide three key inquiry based component areas:

  • TPS Publishing Inc. - Traditional lesson plans using manipulatives, provided by Invicta Education, exactly aligned to each standard.
  • STEM project based learning cycles - Illinois State University provides wonderful activities, via learning cycles, especially useful as a visual assesment tool and for advanced learners covering a group of standards including all Mathematical Process Standards.
  • Crafting Projects - Aligned to each of the K-8 standards. TPS with Action Based Curriculum provides nasen approved projects which are a by standard vissual assessment tools, and are inclusive but particularly useful for far below grade students, ELL and special education users.

Each set of lesson plans complement each other; together they cover the full criteria of your state requirements and offer a wonderful activity-based learning program with all writers basing content on grade specific literacy materials.

Our team utilize a 'by standard, strand and or learning cycle structure', which engages students in active interaction with the content. This apporach is based on the concept that we all learn best by doing, rather than simply listening or watching.

Our Professional Learning Opportunities also utilize the "learning by doing" philosophy and methodology. Participants understand the "how" and the "why" of the pedagogy by experiencing and engaging in Mathematics.

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STEM Common Core Mathematics projects K-8

Common Core Mathematics through The Arts K-8