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Resources from Grant Work

Teaching the 2009 Mathematics SOL in Grades 3-5 Across Southern Virginia

This project was designed to improve content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge of grades 3-5 teachers and enable them to transform instructional practices to improve mathematical learning and develop mathematical thinking in all students including students with special needs.  This Southern Virginia Math Science Partnership included Longwood University’s Mathematics Department, the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) in South Boston, Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) and the school divisions of Brunswick, Charlotte, Cumberland, Danville, Greensville, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George, Southampton, and Sussex.  Three-day workshops were created for in-service teachers.  The Powerpoint slides used in each workshop are shown below.

Probability and Statistics Workshop (PPT) is devoted to integration of probability and statistics content with standard mathematical reasoning.  Leah Shilling-Traina designed the workshop.

Fractions and Decimals Workshop (PPT) is devoted to integration of fractions and decimals with mathematical representations.  Virginia Lewis designed the workshop.

 

Teaching the 2009 K-3 Mathematics SOL in Southern Virginia

This project was designed to improve content, pedagogy, and technology knowledge of grades K-3 teachers and enable them to transform instructional practices to improve mathematical learning and develop mathematical thinking in all students including students with special needs.  This Southern Virginia Math Science Partnership included Longwood University’s Mathematics Department, the Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) in South Boston, Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC) and the school divisions of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Danville, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Henry, Hopewell, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and Sussex. Participating teachers created lessons for their classroom. Six lessons designed by participating teacher are shown below.

Animal Fractions (PDF) is an activity designed by Ashley Harris.  The activity has students write and compare fractions with a common denominator and represent the data as a bar graph.

Multiplication in Daily Life (PDF) is an activity designed by Kay Ring.  The activity uses Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander to introduce multiplication as skip counting of everyday objects.

How Big Is a Foot? (PDF) is an activity designed by Susan Moore.  The activity uses How Big is a Foot by Rolf Myller to introduce concept of larger, smaller and measurement.

Place Value Mambo (PDF) is an activity designed by Alicia Graham.  The activity has students read, write, and expand four and six digit whole numbers.

Apple Unit Fractions (PDF) is an activity designed by Janet Powers.  The activity uses Apple Fractions by Jerry Pallotta to introduce students to comparing unit fractions.

Multiplication Using Area and Perimeter (PPT) is a presentation designed by Janet Powers.  The presentation is designed to be used with Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! by Marilyn Burns.