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Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K–2

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K–2
20 Formative Assessment Probes

July 2013 | 240 pages | Corwin
Get to the core of your students' understanding of math

Your wait is over: finally, easy-to-implement diagnostic tools to help you quickly and reliably identify your students' understanding of Common Core math concepts, then determine next steps to accelerate instruction. Completely aligned with the Common Core mathematics standards, Cheryl Tobey and Emily Fagan's 20 formative assessment probes will enable you to:

- Determine each child's prior knowledge of basic math and numeracy

- Identify common student misconceptions before they become long-term problems

- Make sound instructional decisions, targeted at specific concepts and responsive to specific needs

Preface: Mathematics Assessment Probes
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Mathematics Assessment Probes
Chapter 2. Counting and Cardinality Probes
Chapter 3. Number and Operations in Base Ten Probes
Chapter 4. Operations and Algebraic Thinking Probes
Chapter 5. Measurement and Data Probes
Chapter 6. Geometry Probes
Chapter 7. Additional Considerations
Appendix A. Information on the Standards for Mathematical Practice
Appendix B. Developing Assessment Probes
Appendix C. Action Research Reflection Template: QUEST Cycle

"It provides both a roadmap and GPS for navigating the Common Core Mathematics Standards. In a time when teachers are being asked to do more and more, this is a fabulous resource to guide instruction that will meet the needs of individual students. I was so impressed with the content, I found myself taking copious notes as I read."

Roxie R. Ahlbrecht, NBCT, Math Intervention Specialist

"These probes get to the heart of the Common Core Standards. The teacher notes provide valuable guidance on interpreting student results and using the information to inform instruction."

Donna Boucher, K-5 Math Instructional Coach
Morton Ranch Elementary School, Katy ISD, Katy, TX

"The material presented in the book is useful and practical for immediate use and implementation. The book clearly provides processes that support a plan to monitor and diagnose student understanding in an authentic manner. The Quest Cycle is a means for placing a framework around each chapter's content along with the alignment to the CCSS for mathematics and NCTM as a critical piece to provide a layer of integrity to the work presented in the book."

Lenisera Barnes-Bodison, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator
DeKalb County School District, Stone Mountain, GA

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ISBN: 9781452230030