Knowing where to start in aligning math curriculum to your math standards can be a huge challenge for educators. According to a recent survey from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 42 percent of educators report that the math materials available to them are not well aligned with the common core math standards. In addition, if educators are implementing different models and materials at different grade levels, it may be difficult for students to build understanding from one year to the next.
How can educators find and implement models that not only align with the standards for their grade level, but provide consistency that builds math understanding year over year? Jill Diniz, Director of Mathematics at Great Minds shares her insider's perspective on how school leaders can leverage the shifts of common core to elevate math instruction.
"Having these models consistently used is what builds that sense of coherence across the curricula and empowers [students] to do computations in a way that is efficient."
-Jill Diniz, Director of Mathematics, Great Minds
Quality Instruction to the Core
In this presentation at the Deeper Learning Symposium, Jill Diniz defines high yield models that fuel understanding across multiple grade levels, transition well from the concrete to the pictorial, and relate to the traditional algorithm approach.
Jill describes several effective models and examples, including: