Giles County Board of Education
GCBOE Math

Mathematics - Grade 3 - 4th 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


Problem Solving

    Problem Solving: Non-Routine
The learner will be able to obtain solutions to non-routine problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Evaluation Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Item 37 week tested: 36.
  

Number Theory

    Equivalent Forms
The learner will be able to comprehend the use and representation of numbers in many different yet equivalent forms such as integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and exponential and scientific notation, in real world and mathematical contexts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Equivalent Forms Comprehension Master 1.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 36..; TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Grade 3 - 5, p.29
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, (Lessons)28,77,82,86,102 [Textbook]
  

Probability/Statistics

    Data: Interpretation
The learner will be able to interpret and analyze given data.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Data Analysis, Evaluation Master 1.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Objective Statement #15 week tested: 36;Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Objective Statement #15 week tested: 36.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, (Lessons)2,80,90,100 [Textbook]
  

Decimals

    Addition/Subtraction Decimals
The learner will be able to add and subtract decimal amounts (adding money amounts).
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Add/Subtract Decimals Synthesis Master 4.0 Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 13, Objective Statement #47, Item 3, 6, 8, 11 week tested: 36.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, Lessons)86,102 [Textbook]
- Home2School, EdVISION.com, Add/Subtract Decimals [On-line]
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Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION.com, Version 2.0, Decimals [Software]
  

Algebraic Concepts

    Operations: Operation Sense
The learner will be able to develop an understanding of operations and their effects.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Operations Comprehension, Application Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Item 43 week tested: 36.
Instructional Resources
- Saxon, (Lessons)67,87,94,111,114,115,116 [Textbook]
  

Geometry

    Inductive/Deductive
The learner will be able to identify and use the techniques of inductive and deductive reasoning in problem solving situations.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Reasoning Knowledge, Application Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Item 25, 29 week tested: 36.
  
    Spatial Thinking: Apply Concepts
The learner will be able to use suitable concepts and procedures of spatial reasoning/understanding.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Spatial Thinking Application Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 13, Item 28, 32 week tested: 36.
  

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