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Common Core Top Pick for Math
- Measurement and Data
- Numbers and Operations in Base 10
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking
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Help your sixth graders master key math skills, and provide differentiated math practice through fun, hands-on activities in 12 centers. Each full-color center focuses on a skill from a Common Core State Standards math domain, such as numbers and counting, operations, geometry, and probability and statistics.
The easy-to-assemble centers are stored in pocket folders, making them easy to use at a table, desk, or quiet area in the classroom. After a teacher or classroom aide models how to use a center, students can complete the activity independently, in pairs, or with the teacher, who may use the task to informally assess a student’s understanding.
Each of the 12 centers includes:
- full-color center mats and task cards
- an overview with lesson objectives
- a student direction page that explains the center activity
- a response form or written practice activity
- a center checklist to record each student’s progress
- an increase in the variety and complexity of activities to practice each skill in alignment with Common Core State Standards.
- leveled tasks within some centers so that tasks progress in difficulty.
- an illustrated math concept or rule for every center to support visual learners and keep the focus on the targeted math concept or skill.
- Understand unique math vocabulary for words and terms that describe numbers
- Use place value understanding to round numbers and make estimates
- Solve word problems using ratio (function) tables and unit rates
- Understand percent as a fraction of 100
- Apply understanding of positive and negative integers to solve word problems
- Build fluency dividing multi-digit numbers
- Extend understanding of division to divide with decimal fractions
- Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers
- Use the standard order of operations to solve multistep equations
- Use variables in algebraic expressions and equations
- Find the perimeters and areas of complex figures
- Use graphs and plots to organize and display statistical data
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children mathematics skills. This paper reviews Daily Math Practice and Daily Word Problems in this context.