Essential Questions:
Content Emphasis By Clusters in Grade PK
Progressions from Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Vertical Alignment: Vertical curriculum alignment provides two pieces of information: (1) a description of prior learning that should support the learning of the concepts in this unit, and (2) a description of how the concepts studied in this unit will support the learning of additional mathematics.
Prior to Prekindergarten, students:
Additional MathematicsIn Kindergarten, students:
Possible Organization of Unit Standards: This table identifies additional grade-level standards within a given cluster that support the over-arching unit standards from within the same cluster. The table also provides instructional connections to grade-level standards from outside the cluster.
PK.G.A.1 Match like (congruent and similar) shapes.
PK.G.A.2 Group the shapes by attributes.
Connections to the standards for Mathematical Practice: This section provides examples of learning experiences for this unit that support the development of the proficiencies described in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. These proficiencies correspond to those developed through the Literacy Standards. The statements provided offer a few examples of connections between the Standards for Mathematical Pratice and the Content Standards of this unit. The list is not exhaustive and will hopefully prompt further reflection and discussion.
In this unit, educators should consider implementing learning experiences which provide opportunities for students to:
The Content Standards and Essential Skills and Knowledge statements shown in this section come directly from the Maryland State Common Core Curriculum Frameworks. Clarifications were added as needed. Educators should be cautioned against perceiving this as a checklist. All information added is intended to help the reader gain a better understanding of the standards.
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PK.G.A.1 (congruent and similar) shapes. Match like
From: Mathematics: The Creative Curriculum Approach. (See Unit Resources link for additional information).