Using Mathematics Critical Areas to Address Unfinished Learning and Deepen Student Mathematical Understanding   

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In this session, we will focus on the question, “ What strategies support using the “math critical areas” to address “unfinished learning” and deepen student mathematical understanding?”

Focusing on critical areas does not mean deemphasizing some standards. To deemphasize standards that seem beyond these critical areas abandons parts of the curriculum that are essential for deep conceptual learning. Each standard is not a new event, but an extension of previous learning. Mathematics is not a list of disconnected topics, tricks, or mnemonics; it is a coherent body of knowledge made up of interconnected concepts. 

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Critical Areas for each grade level brings focus and coherence to the curriculum and guide instruction of ALL standards. This session will focus on using these critical areas to address unfinished learning and deepen mathematical understanding of foundational learnings.

While planning for the diverse needs of students is not new, the complexity and uncertainty of the current educational landscape requires action. Develop an intentional plan now, and make a world of difference to student mathematical learning for the next school year and beyond.

Participants will: 

  • Examine the critical areas and major clusters across grade levels to discover both the connection and progression of related standards. 
  • Explore how a focus on the critical areas allows depth in learning, which is carried out through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. 
  • Identify resources to assist with assessing student progression toward mastery within the Critical Areas of Focus.

Grades K-5
Option 1  (NO spots available)
August 3  4:30-6:00 PM EST
Follow- up session 
August 10  4:30-5:30 PM EST

Option 2 (NO spots available)
August 12  4:30-6:00 PM EST
Follow- up session 
August 18  4:30-5:30 PM EST

Maximum 20 participants

Grades 6-8
Option 1   (5 spots available)
August 5  4:30-6:00 PM EST
Follow- up session 
August 11  4:30-5:30 PM EST

Option 2 (19 spots available)
August 13  4:30-6:00 PM EST
Follow- up session 
August 20 4:30-5:30 PM EST

Maximum 20 participants

Grades 9-12
Option 1 (10 spots available)
August 4  4:30-6:00 PM EST
Follow- up session 
August 6  4:30-5:30 PM EST

Option 2 (13 spots available)
August 17  4:30-6:00 PM EST
Follow- up session 
August 19  4:30-5:30 PM EST

Maximum 20 participants

Registration process is closed.