Rufus At The Olympics introduces a character, Lucy, her grandad and a special character called Rufus. The book continues with stories about people from around the world but concentrates on the real Olympics held in London. Small groups of students study the at grade math and continue to be exposed to diversity as they study how people live in varying countries. Students continue to deepen their understanding of personal, social and health topics; family, community, healthy foods and learn about feelings, emotions and how to help one another and at the same time the math content is aligned to Grade 4 standards. This is one of a series of exciting thematic reader books have been written appropriate for each grade reading ability. In Grades K – 2 the teacher/writers focus on the topic of sport at the Olympics to motivate students to read, write, communicate and exercise. Each book adds to the literacy element of the program engaging students with fun stories. For lower grades the students may read or be read to. Colorful graphics illustrate the books. Within each book are further exercises and links to other PSHE resources.
Mathematics with Literacy Activity Readerbook- Rufus at the Olympics- Student Edition
The Creative Core Curriculum in Mathematics with STEM, Literacy and Arts was developed to provide a curriculum that would promote experientially based, hands-on learning for students.
It gives teachers an alternative to traditional teaching approaches that primarily rely on teacher-directed strategies in which students are passive learners and that typically assess student’ learning by how well
they can recall specific facts or robotically demonstrate specific skills. The Creative Core Curriculum engages students in their learning and assesses attainment by evaluating how well they can apply the concepts and skills they develop to new situations. Content is arranged either in by grade, by domain, COMBINED books containing STEM, Traditional, Arts, Amelia Rose, and assessments, or can be purchased by individual books as successfully presented for State adoption in California. To ease your review the books in the store are provided in both formats. This area is showing individual STEM, Traditional and Arts books, K-8, and K-5 student books are available in Spanish text.
The Creative Core Curriculum consists of a series of activities that address Common Core Content in Mathematics. Each activity within the STEM Project Guide for each grade is carefully designed to allow students the opportunity to experience how the Common Core is utilized to solve science, technology, and engineering (STEM) challenges. Although this text is primarily focused on mathematics content, it is often delivered in a science, engineering, or technological (STEM) context. This curriculum places a strong emphasis on problem solving, uses the learning cycle approach to assure that students are actively engaged in the learning process and makes frequent use of student group work. Traditional lesson plans, including focus on teaching literacy with numeracy, arts projects, reader book activities and assessments are all within the printed texts. Online assessment, reteach and advanced library content provide additional projects to use within school, or for after school or summer programs. The ‘Creative Core Curriculum for Mathematics STEAM’ program is built with the intent to enhance the Mathematics learning and teaching in schools. By aligning to the requirements of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and PARCC we enable teachers and parents to assist students in the application of Mathematic content, and the preparation for and passing of tests.
The program has been built through a collaborative effort of partner companies, each of which have expertise in Mathematics instructional design. All companies share a commitment to inquiry and activity-based instruction. The diversity of the writers and their perspectives ensures that the material is inclusive. Please ensure you review the description for each component as you review this program.