Starter Set for Math Curriculum or Year Plan for

Concepts or Big Ideas Outcomes Activity Sequence Evaluation
  • Connecting ideas helps understanding, problem solving, and memory.
  • Mathematical ideas can be connected to other mathematical ideas.
  • Recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas;
  • Use existing ideas to create new mathematical ideas. Connects one mathematical idea to another (.25 = 1/4 = 25 cents).
  • Recognize numbers in their environment (clock...)
  • Relate ordinal and cardinality to each other.
  • Compose and decompose numbers.
  • Connect join, separate, part-part-whole, equivalent or balance to addition and subtraction.
  • Make comparisons between geometry, numbers, and measurement.
  • One mathematical idea can be conected to another mathematical idea through a relatationship.
  • As more relationships are created they in turn can be connected to other ideas to discover new ways of understanding the world.
  • No matter how many ideas are brought together they are all connected in one way or more through all of the different relationship as well as through the processes of mathematics that was used to create them and to join them all as mathematical ideas.
Understand how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a coherent whole;    
  • Mathematics can be used to describe objects and ideas in the world.
  • Mathematical ideas can be connected to the real world.
  • Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics
  • Solves mathematics problems outside of mathematics class. Solves real world problems.


Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes