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Nicole Getman
Buffalo Public School #3
March 1, 2011
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 What are some ideas for partner or small
group activities that could be used for
extensions & differentiation?
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 Urban School District
 1st Grade Classroom
 25 students (12 boys, 13 girls)
 7 students receive ESL services
 4 students have an IEP
 7 students are in need of academic intervention
services (AIS) for math
 8 students are in need of AIS for reading
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 Implementation: Three 45 minute periods
 Planning: 2 hours (becoming familiar with the
strategy & preparing for the lessons)
 Assessment: 3-5 minutes per student
 Schedule: Taught during the 1st semester so
students can practice using this strategy
throughout the year
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Numbers sentences can be
represented in multiple ways
What are different
representations(drawings, equations,
numbers, etc.) of the same number
sentence?
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 What is the problem asking us to do?
 How can we represent the problem with an
equation?
 What is another way we could represent this
equation with pictures?
 What is a strategy you could use to solve the
equation?
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1st Grade
Representation Process Strand
1.R.1: Use multiple representations including
verbal and written language, acting out or
modeling a situation, drawings, and/or
symbols as representations
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Students will be able to…
 Solve a word problem using
the Singapore Math Strategy
 Represent information in a
word problem using
pictures, symbols, and words
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 A tool for solving word problems
 4 Components:
 Pictorial Representation
 Labeling
 Symbolic Representation
 Written Representation
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Pictorial
Representation
Labeling
Symbolic
Representation
Written
Representation
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 Diagnostic:
 Students solve a word problem with a strategy
of their choice
 Teacher creates a list of strategies used by the
students
 Formative:
 Students verbally explain how to use the
Singapore Math Strategy to solve a word
problem
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 Summative:
 Students independently solve a word problem
 Students complete a self-evaluation checklist
 Teacher scores the students’ work with a
4-point rubric
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Rubric Score
of 19-20
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Rubric Score
of 17-18
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Rubric Score
of 0-16
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Modification
Rationale
Benefits
Grid Paper
Assists students
with organizing
their work
Students draw
appropriate sized bars
to represent the
numbers
Manipulatives
(ex: cubes)
Tactile tool
Provides another
visual representation
Subtraction
Word Problem
Students connect
this strategy from
addition to
subtraction
This strategy can be
used to solve a variety
of word problems
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Thank you to my group members
who peer reviewed my LE
during its preliminary stages!
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