Standards are addressed using a combination of Mathematics, Literacy and Science inquiry based projects with crafting equipment and reader books. Math content is aligned to standards, and an activity section appears for each standard in grades K-5. A story begins the section followed by a real-life math application where students help the characters to solve problems. The teacher/writers have created linked personal, social and health education (PSHE) topics to assist teachers in an integrated subject delivery saving much time. The arts activities are excellent visual assessments as each student creates a personalized output.
Teacher Understanding Mathematics through Art Grade 4
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 students 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.
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