Giles County Board of Education
GCBOE Math

Mathematics - Kindergarten 3rd 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


Number Theory
The Number Theory Unit focuses on manipulating number forms and classifications. Students make connections between number forms and their real-world applications.

    Read Numbers
The learner will be able to read and/or identify numbers up to 20.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Read Numbers Knowledge, Application Master 4.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, part 1 item 2, part 1 item13, part 2 item 15 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 1,33,34,37,64,65 [Textbook]
  
    Number Theory: Application
The learner will be able to show an ability to correctly use concepts and/or ideas related to number theory.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Theory Application Introduce 3.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28.
  
    Number Forms: Relationships
The learner will be able to recognize relationships, and understand and/or use numbers and number ideas in a real world setting.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Forms: Relationships Synthesis Introduce 2.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28.
  
    Number Sense: Demonstrating
The learner will be able to display a knowledge of number sense through 20.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Number Sense Comprehension Master 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 10, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28; TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Kindergarten - Grade 2, p.24
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 8-10,12,14,28,34,59,61,89,90,108 [Textbook]
(counting), 15(place value) 99,100(doubles)
  
    Connecting: Number/Geometry
The learner will be able to relate mathematical relationships that may exist between number and geometric objects.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Connecting Comprehension Introduce 3.0 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Kindergarten - Grade 2, p.26
  
    Classify Numbers: Characteristics
The learner will be able to classify numbers according to their characteristics.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Classify Numbers Comprehension Introduce 2.0 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Kindergarten - Grade 2, p.25
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons: 33,34,37,47,64,65,75,81,82,85 [Textbook]
Comparing & ordering numbers to 20.
  

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