Learning List has reviewed print materials for Curriculum Associates’ Ready Common Core Math. This is a supplemental resource for grades K-8 that supports math instruction and mastery of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M). Across grades, instruction addresses grade-level CCSS-M while developing students’ understanding of key concepts and ability to apply concepts to solve real-world problems.
Ready Common Core Math Student Instruction Books present instruction in units organized by the CCSS-M Domains (e.g., Measurement and Data). Lessons are structured using the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) model and presented in four sections: [Read more. . . ]
- In Modeled Instruction, or “Explore Together,” students investigate different ways to solve a problem with teachers providing explicit modeling and support.
- During Guided Instruction, or “Learn Together,” students apply their learning to a new problem with teacher guidance and encouragement. “Talk About It” discussion activities allow students to explain their thinking and analyze the thinking of their peers.
- Guided Practice, or “Practice Together,” provides opportunities for students to solve new problems with teacher and peer support.
- During Independent Practice, or “Practice by Myself,” students solve problems independently and are encouraged to show their work.
Content is presented simply with visual elements that support student understanding. Illustrated characters (i.e., “Study Buddies”) appear in the margins to pose questions and provide tips to guide students’ thinking. Units with a set of review problems which include a “Put It Together” extension question that requires students to synthesize the concepts they have learned to solve a problem.
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