Giles County Board of Education
GCBOE Math

Mathematics - Kindergarten 1st Six Weeks

Mathematics

The Terra Nova Complete Battery for Mathematics is "designed to help students show what they know and can do. Many questions call for critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Questions allow students to use different strategies and to take individual paths to a solution. Real-world topics engage students' interest, and the extensive use of graphics reduces the need for explanatory text and provides a supportive context. Themes group items into meaningful configurations, and items are generally sequenced to promote initial success so that students will continue with confidence to more challenging questions.

The [Terra Nova] tests taps broad mathematical power, yet retains the specifics from the traditional curriculum. The first section of the test includes computation, computation in context, and estimation items, and is administered without calculators. The second section covers a broad range of core skills and may be administered with calculators. Some questions require the use of rulers, which are supplied with the testing materials." The Terra Nova Plus for Mathematics Computation "carefully targets measurement of computation skills to the appropriate grade level. Because each item is unique to a specific level, there is no overlap or repetitive testing. The problems in the test challenge students in different ways. Among fractions, for example, items deal with both like and unlike denominators, with horizontal and vertical formats, and with mixed fractions. Items that promote the use of mental math and that test estimation skills are also included. All these items encourage students to apply techniques thoughtfully rather than simply utilizing memorization or using stock formulas. The Terra Nova Mathematics Computation test answers the questions that many teachers ask: 'Have my students mastered all the fundamentals of computation?' and 'Do they apply those computation techniques that they have learned?'" The Tennessee Mathematics Framework for Kindergarten through Grade 8 was adopted by the State Board of Education on October 11, 1996. The framework includes four Process Standards:
    * Problem Solving
    * Communication
    * Reasoning
    * Connections
The four Process Standards are intended to be incorporated into five Content Standards:
    * Number Sense and Number Theory
    * Estimation, Measurement, and Computation
    * Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Thinking
    * Statistics and Probability
    * Spatial Sense and Geometric Concepts


Geometry
The Geometry Unit includes Competencies/Objectives which focus on exploring geometric concepts from multiple perspectives. The Geometry Unit includes properties and construction of figures, proofs and theorems, history of geometry, transformations, logic, and problem solving.

    Geometric Models: Make
The learner will be able to make models of geometric figures through the application of a variety of substances (have students make shapes from paper, clay, etc. to check for understanding of concept).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Geometric Models Application Reinforce 3.0 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Kindergarten - Grade 2, p.27
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 54,55,60,76 (geoboards) [Textbook]
  
    Figures: Classify/Properties
The learner will be able to classify figures according to their geometric properties (use terms to describe a given shape such as square, circle, etc.).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Figures: Classify Comprehension, Analysis Introduce 2.5 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Kindergarten - Grade 2, p.27
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 7,19,22,31,32,40,52,55,60,74,76,87, [Textbook]
92,93,95,101,106
- Saxon, Saxon Lessons: 7,19,22,31,32,40,52,55,60,74,76,87, [Textbook]
92,93,95,101,106
  
    Figures: Join/Separate
The learner will be able to investigate breaking up and putting together various shapes to make new shapes and/or tessellations.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Figures Introduce 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 2 item 12 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 1,2,13,15,16,30,68,92,106 [Textbook]
(pattern blocks)
  
    Geometric Concepts: Understanding
The learner will be able to display comprehension of spatial relationships and geometry through the visualization and recognition of various objects (2D and 3D), by sorting different shapes, identifying symmetry, applying transformations and formulas, and through the evaluation of the characteristics of various figures.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Geometric Concepts Introduce 2.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, Objective Statement #14 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 87,93,95,101 (tangrams),92,106 [Textbook]
  
    Spatial Thinking: Apply Concepts
The learner will be able to use suitable concepts and procedures of spatial reasoning/understanding (example - have student estimate how many steps it would take to go a distance and then actually measure it.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Spatial Thinking Introduce 3.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 2 item 10 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 15,30,60,68,76,93,95,101 [Textbook]
  
    Spatial Thinking: Visualization
The learner will be able to visualize and describe the outcome of folding geometric figures a variety of ways (example: Ask a student what would happen if I fold this paper in the middle?).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Spatial Thinking Introduce 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 2 item 10 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 15,30,31,52,60,68,76,87,92,93,95, [Textbook]
101,102,105,106
  
    Solids: Classify/Discuss
The learner will be able to classify and discuss solid figures and their attributes (example - student will use terms to describe figures such as sphere, cube, etc.).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Three-Dimensional Solids Application Introduce 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 2 item 6 week tested: 28.
  
    Shapes: Classify
The learner will be able to classify 2 dimensional geometric shapes by their similarities and differences (grouping and sorting).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Two-Dimensional Shapes Application Introduce 4.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 2 item 11 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 31,55,60,68,74,76 [Textbook]
  
    Congruence/Similarity: Classification
The learner will be able to classify figures by congruence and/or similarity.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Congruence/Similarity/Symmetry Comprehension Introduce 3.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 1 item 5 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons; 31,55,60,68,74,76 [Textbook]
  
    Symmetry
The learner will be able to determine if a given shape is symmetrical.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Symmetry Application Introduce 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 1 item 9 week tested: 28.
  

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