Aimed at lower elementary, this curriculum contains explorations for each level, prompting children to have in-depth conversations based on a spiraled set of explorations.
The accompanying teacher's notes/manual is carefully designed to give enough information and guidance in how to present the lesson that teachers immediately feel comfortable in presenting the fundamental concepts.
Includes experiment cards and Teacher's Manual. Concepts touched on are as follows:NGSS and CC StandardsHistorical figuresLightImportant TermsProperties of LightIlluminationTranslucenceI SpyLight CommunicationLight SpectrumMixing Pigment Stained GlassMixing Pigment vs Mixing LightOptical InversionWhy is the Sky Blue?SundialsAppendix
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Over 150 cards are included, along with an answer key.
Designed to accommodate multiple modes of learning, children begin with the exploration of "Fact" questions which aim to build knowledge.
The next step creates a bridge between the past and the present by offering activities and research ideas that link the past with our current ideas in government, finance, and life.
Finally to round off this material, students are offered a third set of questions, aimed at specifically analyzing and interpreting facts, ideas, actions and relationships. Here students develop an understanding of cause and effect. Each card offers projects that present big ideas. Students are allowed to pick a project and by drawing from their previously acquired knowledge they bring together the facts that will allow them to present their findings and opinions in a meaningful manner to the rest of their classmates.
The set includes the following:
Fact Questions: 51 questionsLinking the Past with the Present: 12 questionsAnalysis & Interpretation: 22 questionsProjects: 21
Our findings are particularly problematic since the mathematical sequence for both the advanced fractions and decimals assumes mastery of all whole number operations. Having taken all of these facts into consideration, we designed the Transition Math Task Cards for Level 9-12. With the understanding that teachers must bridge these gaps, while meeting math standards, we believe that this program is a viable sequence to help children move forward. The task cards provide ample opportunities for fact acquisition, and pertinent mathematical comprehension of what happens when multiplying by factors of ten. Children are also introduced to single and double digit division, allowing them to understand the relationship that exists between the two operations.