Math Certification Assignment . Overview. You Will Submit

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Math Certification Assignment Overview You will submit a three week math unit plan and supporting assessments. Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to give you practice setting short term instructional goals using the principle of Backward Design, in order to sequence daily learning experiences that support students understanding of key mathematical concepts. Related NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards NAEYC Standard 5. Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum Students prepared in early childhood degree programs use their knowledge of academic disciplines to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for each and every young child. Students understand the…show more content…
• How do the concepts explored in this unit build upon skills previously learned? • In what ways will this unit have opportunities for student engagement that focus on student interest, characteristics and/or culture? The content in this unit will set up young scholars to navigate and describe the world around them. Shapes are everywhere! Shapes can be used to communicate important information throughout their lives. Geometry can also lay the groundwork for future math such as solving for the missing angle. The concepts in this unit connect to the end of the year math goals for students as they, too, are based upon the common core standards. By the time students enter first grade, they should be able to identify and describe shapes as well as analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes. The concepts explored in this unit do not rely heavily on prior knowledge. Though students should have had some exposure (formally or informally) to shapes, they likely have not been taught to this extent. They will, however, need to utilize their counting and categorizing skills. This unit will have ample opportunities for student engagement. Children at this age both need and enjoy movement. Throughout this Geometry unit, kindergartners will be given the chance to use their bodies and voices to enhance their learning. Lessons will start with catchy, hip songs about shapes. There are also movements to go along with

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