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Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work®, Grades 6–8

What exactly do your students need to know by the end of each unit of mathematics study throughout the school year? This practical resource empowers teacher teams to collectively plan for and deliver highly effective units of study in grades 6–8. The authors clearly outline how to generate essential learning standards, create a team unit calendar, identify prior knowledge, and complete many other essential collaborative tasks.

Benefits

  • Understand how to collaboratively plan mathematics units in grades 6–8 as a professional learning community (PLC).
  • 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 student learning and teacher collaboration.
  • Observe three model units, one for each grade, for ratios and proportional reasoning.
  • Receive tools and templates for effective unit planning.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part One: Mathematics Unit Planning and Design Elements
Chapter 1: Planning for Student Learning of Mathematics in Grades 6–8
Chapter 2: Unit Planning as a Collaborative Mathematics Team
Part Two: Proportional Reasoning Unit Examples, Grades 6–8
Chapter 3: Grade 6 Unit—Ratios and Rates
Chapter 4: Grade 7 Unit—Proportional Reasoning
Chapter 5: Grade 8 Unit—Linear Functions
Epilogue: Mathematics Team Organization
Appendix A: Create a Proficiency Map
Appendix B: Team Checklist and Questions for Mathematics Unit Planning

STUDY GUIDE

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Part 2

Epilogue

Appendix A

Appendix B

Suggested Reproducibles From the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics Series

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

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  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Dimich, N. (2015). Design in Five: Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice. 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. (Ed.), Briars, D. J., Asturias, H., Foster, D., & Gale, M. A. (2013). Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 6–8. 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.

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