Introduction to the Mathematics Instructional Practice Guide

Author: Student Achievement Partners

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Overview: The Introduction to the Instructional Practice Guide for Mathematics module focuses on the Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) as a tool for observation and reflection. The Instructional Practice Guide is for teachers, and those who support teachers, to build understanding and experience with instruction aligned to college- and career-ready (CCR) standards, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The module also includes a review of the three instructional Shifts in mathematics. Within the module, there are activities and discussions based on the Core Actions that will prepare participants to use the Instructional Practice Guide. 

Objectives of this Module:

  • Understand the key Shifts for mathematics and what they look like in practice.
  • Identify teacher and student actions that are present in CCR-aligned lessons, as identified in the Instructional Practice Guide.
  • Observe a lesson using the Instructional Practice Guide.

How to Get Started:  Be sure to read the User's Guide document in its entirety first. You are encouraged to customize any or all portions of this module to meet your needs. 

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