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Pacing

Short-term, mid-range/unit, and long-term planning facilitate the completion of the program.

 

Short-Term Planning

The city mandates 60 minutes of math instructional time for grades K-2 and 75 minutes for 3-5. Math can be integrated into other curriculum areas over the course of an entire day; math does not have to be taught at one specific time or in one block of time. Suggestions include doing math Read-Alouds, using Minute Math during transition times, integrating social studies using the World and American Tours, and writing lab reports for lessons with a science connection. In addition to the math block, teachers should be aware of when and how to highlight math moments that occur naturally during the day.

Daily lesson plans should be based on the instructional needs of students using the Teacher's Lesson Guide and the workshop model. After consideration of the lesson objective, Part III of the lesson can sometimes be used as a readiness introduction before beginning Part I.

  • Daily lesson plan template
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The morning routines provide additional practice time outside the normal mathematics block for reinforcing concepts and skills. See Chapter one in the Teacher’s Reference Manual for ways to make the routines more meaningful. Grade 4 and 5 teachers may want to continue the 3rd grade Sunrise Sunset project since elapsed time is a grade 5 assessed performance indicator.

Another planning strategy that provides structure and consistency, while at the same time allows for differentiation, is to implement a math warm-up every day. This may entail reviewing an Everyday Mathematics routine or reinforcing a skill previously taught.

  • Sample Warm Up Plan
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  • Blank Name Collection Boxes
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  • Blank Frames & Arrows Diagrams
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  • Blank Function Machine with In-Out Chart
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Mid-range/Unit Planning

By looking at the unit as a whole, teachers can minimize disruptions that special needs students experience during transitional periods. Through planning, problems and pitfalls can be dealt with by shifting some of the lesson components.

When planning each unit, the main focus should be on student needs. It is important to keep in mind the New York State Performance Indicators specific to each grade. This allows and ensures that an appropriate amount time will be spent addressing these Performance Indicators.

To further assist teachers in such planning, below are grade-specific (K-5) EM Learning Goals.

The EM Learning Goals lists the Secure, Developing, and Beginning goals for each grade. The New York State Performance Indicators have been formatted to replicate Everyday Mathematics' Individual Profile of Progress. There are columns to which a date can be assigned to indicate when the topics are covered. There is also space to record B, D, S, should they be useful for assessment recording. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade profiles also indicate the items, which are pre- and post-March for state assessment purposes. The 4th grade profile includes 3rd grade post-March items and the 5th grade profile includes the 4th grade post-March items. 

 

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Long-range Planning

"Customizing the EDM Pacing Calendar: One Coach's Story" by Leslie Fiske

"When I first became math coach in my school three and a half years ago, I tried to create organizers that teachers could use to help structure the EDM program for them and make it easier for them to just go in and teach.  I asked myself how I would best like to have information presented to me and decided a one-page calendar would work." Read More

Long-range planning facilitates the goal of completing the program in the time allotted. The Everyday Mathematics format allows for four lessons to be taught each week while still completing the program. The pacing calendar, or CAB, is a yearlong at-a-glance resource. (The following are MS Publisher .pub files.)

Sample K calendar

Apr. 2007 | May 2007 | Jun. 2007

Sample 1st calendar

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Sample 2nd calendar

Apr. 2007 | May 2007 | Jun. 2007

Sample 3rd calendar

Apr. 2007 | May 2007 | Jun. 2007

Sample 4th calendar

Apr. 2007 | May 2007 | Jun. 2007

Sample 5th calendar

Apr. 2007 | May 2007 | Jun. 2007

 

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