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Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades 3–5

A guide to collaborative teaching and mathematics lesson planning to increase student understanding and expected learning outcomes

Benefits

  • Understand how to collaboratively plan thematic units in grades 3–5.
  • Study the seven unit-planning elements and learn how to incorporate each in essential unit design.
  • Review the role of the PLC at Work® process in enhancing collaborative student learning and teacher collaboration.
  • Observe three model fraction units, one for each grade level.
  • Receive tools and templates for effective unit planning.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Mathematics Unit Planning and Design Elements
Chapter 1: Planning for Student Learning of Mathematics in Grades 3–5
Chapter 2: Unit Planning as a Collaborative Mathematics Team
Part 2: Fraction Unit Examples, Grades 3–5
Chapter 3: Grade 3 Unit—Fraction Understanding
Chapter 4: Grade 4 Unit—Fraction Equivalence, Addition, and Subtraction
Chapter 5: Grade 5 Unit—Fraction Addition and Subtraction
Epilogue: Mathematics Team Organization
Appendix A: Create a Proficiency Map
Appendix B: Checklist and Questions for Mathematics Unit Planning

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BOOKS

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2017). Simplifying Common Assessment: A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R. (2015). In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T.W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Eaker, R., & Keating, J. (2015). Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D., Barnes, B., Larson, M. R., Kanold-McIntyre, J., & Toncheff, M. (2018). Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D., Kanold-McIntyre, J., Larson, M. R., Barnes, B., Schuhl, S., & Toncheff, M. (2018). Mathematics Instruction and Tasks in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D., & Schuhl, S. (2020). Mathematics at Work Plan Book. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D., Schuhl, S., Larson, M. R., Barnes, B., Kanold-McIntyre, J., & Toncheff, M. (2018). Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D., Toncheff, M., Larson, M.R., Barnes, B., Kanold-McIntyre, J. & Schuhl, S. (2018). Mathematics Coaching and Collaboration in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kramer, S. V., & Schuhl, S. (2017). School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Vagle, N. D. (2015). Design in Five: Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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