Starter Set for Math Curriculum or Year Plan for

Concepts or Big Ideas Outcomes Activity Sequence Evaluation
Thinking of something related to a mathematical problem or idea and imagining, sketching, or symbolizing what it is and what might happen to it can help understand it, solve the problem, and provide confidence in the solution(s).
  • Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;
  • Model number values with concrete objects and pictures
  • Use models to represent and understand quantitative relationships such as more, less, same, different
  • Collect and organize data with oral, written, graphical, or physical models.
  • Identify circles, squares triangles, rectangles ...
  • Recognize spatial concepts of left/right, above/below, over/under, near/far ...
  • Represent number values with concrete objects, 100 chart, pictures
  • Use models to represent and understand quantitative relationships
  • Represent and animate addition and subtraction with objects, pictures,( joining, equalizing, seperating) ... (if we take the two bears on this table and put them with the two bears on that table, how many bears will be on that table?)
There are many ways of representing mathematical ideas and it is important to match a representation to an event or problem to be accurate.
  • Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems;
Create charts and graphs.
Representations are useful in many ways of looking at and understanding the world. Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.   .


Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes