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New Review: Math Teachers Press’s Moving with Math: Connections

Moving with Math

[Source: Math Teachers Press]

Math Teachers Press’s Moving with Math: Connections is a comprehensive resource to support mathematics instruction for students in grades PK-2. Resources are available in print with additional manipulative components. Instruction is manipulative-based and ensures students are able to understand and apply fundamental math concepts. Learning List recently reviewed materials for grades PK and K.

Based on the work of Jean Piaget, Moving with Math organizes instruction in three progressive stages: Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract/Symbolic. In the Concrete stage, students work with manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks) and other objects to model concepts (e.g., three blocks). In the Pictorial stage, students draw representational pictures (e.g., three circles), which creates a foundation for the transition to the Abstract, or Symbolic, stage where they learn to associate concepts with symbolic, or algebraic, representations (e.g., 3).

Instruction addresses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles and emphasizes in the precise use of mathematics vocabulary. Students discover new concepts through hands-on activities that incorporate manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks), models, and role play. Each lesson includes “Story Time,” a list of recommended children’s literature that supports the concepts taught (e.g., “The Three Little Pigs”). “Skill Builder” activities extend learning and may be used to support instruction at home.

About Math Teachers Press*

Since 1980, Math Teachers Press has continually refined its learning objectives to address the instructional needs of school districts nationwide. Moving to the Common Core State Standards and CCSS-aligned assessment represented a continuation of this process of refinement. Despite all of the changes across the landscape of math education, the mission of Math Teachers Press has remained unchanged: to help all students succeed in math––especially those who struggle most––while making the job of the teacher easier with handy organizational tools, user-friendly lesson plans, and web-based assessment and reporting to monitor student progress and provide accountability.

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Math Teachers Press.

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Now Available: Adaptive Curriculum’s Supplementary Science Curricula for Grades 5-12

Adaptive_Curriculum_Logo-colorLearning List has reviewed both comprehensive and supplementary instructional resources in math, English language arts, and science.  We recently reviewed Adaptive Curriculum’s supplementary science curricula for grades 5-12. Adaptive Curriculum is a modular program that uses interactive, web-based instruction to present concepts in brief, focused lessons that captivate students’ attention. The program’s online resources are flexible and easy to use in a variety of instructional settings, including self-paced programs, flipped classrooms, and tutorials. Short, highly visual lessons also provide strong support for English language learners (ELLs) and Response to Intervention (RtI). With Adaptive Curriculum, students can deepen their Middle School curriculum with interactive, 100% online instruction that answers the question: “Why do I need to know this?”

Adaptive Curriculum presents content in two multimedia formats: (1) Animations are short (1 to 3 minutes) video-lessons that provide direct instruction on specific topics, and (2) Activity Objects are more comprehensive, animated lessons that range from 20 to 45 minutes in length. Activity Objects are linked to standards and present content in animated lessons structured by the 5E Instructional Model (i.e., engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate). Both Activity Objects and Animations may be used for whole group, small group, and individual instruction. Printable resources, including comprehensive teacher guides, complement online instruction. Most student and teacher materials are available in Spanish and English. Online content also includes audio readers and glossaries with audio capabilities in Spanish and English.

Adaptive Curriculum’s Science Texas products provide complete coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at the Breakout level and are state-adopted in Texas for grades 5-8 with biology, chemistry, integrated physics and chemistry (IPC), and physics at the high school level.

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Newly Published: Middle School Science Starters (Scientific Minds)

Middle School Science Starters (Scientific Minds)

Middle School Science Starters (Scientific Minds)

We’re pleased to share the latest published review available on Learning List:  Scientific Minds Middle School Science Starters. The subject includes 120 web-based modules that teach important middle school science concepts.  The Starters can be teacher-guided for whole-class instruction or played as a video for independent student study. Each module includes interactive vocabulary flashcards and a digital quiz. Lessons are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards and are an effective tool for review, remediation, and enrichment. All lessons are designed to improved science comprehension and test scores.

Each lesson contains manageable “chunks” of content that are presented with vivid visual elements accompanied by short blocks of text. The highly visual program provides strong support for struggling readers, English language learners (ELLs), and Response to Intervention (RtI) students. Existing subscribers can access the review at the Learning List site. For a brief video description of Middle School Science Starters, click here. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can schedule a webinar here.

What’s next? Stay tuned for more reviews to be released in early June.


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