ANet’s unique Virtual Learning Modules are designed as quick (30-45 dedicated min) online courses sequenced on high impact topics in math, aimed at helping you tackle foundational topics first, and increasingly specialized topics as your knowledge builds. Each of the these modules are currently free for all educators. To learn more about partnering with ANet, visit us at achievementnetwork.org

Module

Objectives

 

When to Use

*note:   in this remote learning   climate,   educators are encouraged to think flexibly about timing.*

The Three Shifts in Math

Gain a detailed understanding of the three shifts in math and learn about resources to help deepen your knowledge.

  • Understand that new math standards are founded on equity 

  • Become familiar with 3 shifts

  • Learn about resources to help bring the shifts to life in the classroom

 

August

Understanding Mathematical Rigor

By defining math rigor and exploring its roots within the standards, this module helps you understand the three aspects of rigor and how they play out in the classroom.

  • Articulate why math rigor matters 

  • Define the three aspects of rigor and where they manifest 

  • Locate resources on myANet and elsewhere that will help continue your learning

 

August

Analyzing Student Work in Math

This module provides a simple approach to analyzing student work that you can incorporate as part of regular data analysis.

  • Practice an approach to analyzing student work that they can incorporate as part of your everyday practice 

  • Learn ways to deepen classroom discussions using insights drawn from student work

 

September

Deep Dive into Numbers and Operations — Fractions (NF)

This module supports planning on NF standards by providing an in-depth overview of the domain across grades. 

* For grade 3-5 classrooms

  • Articulate the progression of the NF domain across grades

  • Closely read a standard/cluster and “do the math” tied to that standard/cluster in order to deeply internalize what it entails

 

For planning and follow up, especially when NF standards are assessed.

Deep Dive into Numbers and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)

This module supports planning on NBT standards by providing an in-depth overview of the domain across grades. 

* For K-5 classrooms

  • Articulate the progression of the NBT domain across grades

  • Develop an approach to teaching the four operations that emphasizes building conceptual understanding in conjunction with procedural skill & fluency

 

For planning and follow up, especially when NBT standards are assessed.

 

Deep Dive into Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)

This module supports planning on RP standards by providing an in-depth overview of the domain across grades. 

* For grade 6-7 classrooms

  • Articulate the progression of the RP domain across 6th and 7th grade 

  • Closely read a standard/cluster and “do the math” tied to that standard/cluster in order to deeply internalize what it entails

 

For planning and follow up, especially when RP standards are assessed.

Deep Dive into Expressions and Equations (EE)

This module supports planning on EE standards by providing an in-depth overview of the domain across grades. 


* For grade 6-8 classrooms

  • Articulate the progression of the EE domain across grades

  • Deeply internalize the math involved by working through problems

  • Identify aspects of rigor within the EE standards

  • Identify math tricks and mnemonic devices to avoid when teaching EE standards

 

For planning and follow up, especially when EE standards are assessed.

Math Instructional Practice Guide (IPG)

This module provides educators with a detailed overview of the IPG and its roots within the standards and instructional equity. 

  • Articulate the purpose of the IPG and its underpinnings in Math standards and
    equitable instruction
  • Become familiar with the Core Action indicators
  • Begin confidently using the IPG at their school for classroom observation and feedback follow up

 

As pre-work for an interaction that involves classroom observation.