This unit is designed to be taught at the beginning of the school year to teach/review critical skills for a successful year in mathematics.
When you purchase this product, you will be downloading a file including the cover page, teacher pages and a link, with instructions, to a Google Drive folder containing all the other files for this unit.
Lessons are created on Google Slides (accessible with a free Google Drive account) and a Powerpoint version is included if you prefer. All supporting handouts are PDF.
The content is meant to be review and, therefore, not new and challenging allowing students to focus on the skills instead. Most lessons use Number Sense and Numeration concepts to teach the focused skills.
The ten included lessons are focused on:
✔ Accountable Talk
✔ Open Questions
✔ Selecting Appropriate Tools
✔ Computational Strategies
✔ Achievement Categories
✔ Parallel Tasks
✔ Journals (self-reflection)
✔ Making Connections
✔ Problem Solving
✔ Reasoning and Proving
There are also two bonus lessons included in case you feel your class needs a little extra practice in a particular area before moving on.
✔ Open Questions and Journals
✔ Problem Solving Practice
This unit includes:
- teacher pages
- 12 lessons with teacher notes included throughout where necessary
- many included handouts and BLMs to support the lessons and throughout the year
- suggested bellwork for the year including blackline masters
- optional math notebook templates to help your students keep organized for the year
Don't feel that you're wasting precious time teaching 'non-curriculum' topics! Spending two weeks at the start on these skills will make your math instruction go so much smoother for the rest of the year! These lessons also serve as a great opportunity to informally assess your students at the beginning of the year to know exactly where they are in their learning.
This unit is included in the Entire Year of Math Bundle. Click here to check it out!
Here is each math unit, available separately:
Computations Fractions Decimals Percents Unit
2D 3D Geometry Unit
Mental Math Strategies Unit
Data Management Unit
Place Value Unit
Transformational Geometry Unit
Rates and Ratios Unit