meeting the needs of my students: no such thing as a perfect curriculum.
It is now January 2016. I thought by this point I would be immersed in my set curriculum. Instead I feel like a fisherman searching the seas for the biggest and yummiest fish that an entire class would eat, feeling satiated, yet wanting more. But I have not found that fish...far from it. I have bought multiple curriculums in hopes of finding "the one."
I struggle to balance teaching basic but fundamental skills such as number sense, simple multiplication and division with grade level math content: Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability Recently, I used a math curriculum called Math 6 to guide my instruction. I will use it to teach basic math skills, however, I will be using Engage NewYork, (the one my daughter, her teacher, and her after-school "Kids Club" teacher cringe at) with adaptations that will enable all my students to master the content objective. Sounds so easy.....it's not!
Click on the picture and download: PDF: Scaffolding Instruction for ELLs: Resource Guide for Mathematics (2.18 MB)