Project Competency:

Develop and teach a variety of K-6 math activities, lessons, and learning segments focused on grade level standards for numbers, operations, and algebraic thinking that foster the NCDPI standards of practice in mathematics.

Sub-Competencies:

• Illustrate or explain pre-numeration and numeration concepts.

• Explain the concepts of rational numbers (fractions, decimals, integers, ratio, proportion, and percent) using appropriate models.

• Demonstrate algorithms for the four basic operations with positive rational numbers.

• Demonstrate the appropriate use of estimation and approximation.

• Illustrate the relations of equality and inequality with rational numbers.

• Demonstrate the use of appropriate mathematical terms and symbols.

• Serve as a model to assist all children in developing positive attitudes towards mathematics.

• Model the constructivist view of learning and understanding of mathematics.

**Deliverable:**

**Math Activity Collection**

- 6 activities, lessons, or learning segments, focusing on primary grade level standards in numbers, operations, and algebraic thinking (choose from K-2)
- 6 activities, lessons, or learning segments, focusing on intermediate grade level standards in numbers, operations, and algebraic thinking (choose from 3-5)

**From the 12 items collected above:**

**3 fully developed lesson plans**and all related materials for the lessons you will teach**edTPA Context for Learning**for the class where you will teach these 3 lessons

- Reflections on the 3 lessons after teaching

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format.

- NCDPI Course of StudyStandard course of study for math in NC
- NCDPI Math Resources for ElementaryIncludes resources by grade level. Also includes assessment information
- National Council of Teachers of MathematicsIncludes some free resources; full access requires membership
- Posing and solving word problems: The impact on second graders' achievement scores, self-efficacy, and attitudeResearch on solving word problems
- A study of selected test-taking strategies and demographic factors on the math performance of at-risk elementary studentsTest taking strategies; dissertation; consider reviewing the literature review and discussion and conclusions

- National Library of Virtual ManipulativesVirtual manipulatives for grades pre-k through 12; numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability
- Edutopia: Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of MathAbout a 10 minute video
- Principles for Math Instruction for ELLsProvides ideas for effective instruction for English Language learners
- Progress Monitoring: Calculating the rate of growthIRIS Center activity
- High Quality Mathematics Instruction: What Teachers Should KnowThis module is an overview for providing quality math instruction to diverse learners
- Help Kids Understand Math Problems: Take away the numbers and the question!blog post from the Teaching Channel
- : Addition Number Talk: First GradeTeaching Channel. This video is part of a series on math routines
- Scholastic TeachersCraft projects for math class

- Grammarly - Grammar Assistant!Sign up for a free account at Grammarly. This free tool will help check your projects for grammar mistakes.
- Microsoft Office Sway for EducationTool for digital storytelling and presentations