Math Curriculum Rating Sheet

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					                             K-5 Math Curriculum Rating Sheet                       2008-2009

Name:                                                Textbook:                                    Grade:


                          Criteria                                                  Indicators
1. Content Literacy Strategies:                                      1        2          3        4        5
 Objectives are stated for each lesson                             Comments and justification:
 Bold and Hi-lighted vocabulary, or vocabulary
  section/lists
 Integrated literacy skills with math content
2. Instructional Theories and Strategies:                            1        2          3        4        5
 Different modalities and multiple representations                 Comments and justification:
  (e.g. multiple intelligence, realia, manipulatives) are used to
  teach ALL students
 Non-linguistic representations (e.g. Drawings, graphs,
  pictures)

 Assignment suggestions for remediation and
  enrichment – with supporting materials and specific lessons
 Math concepts are distributed or looped
 throughout the year
3. Co-op and multiple grouping activities:                           1       2           3        4        5
                                                                    Comments and justification:
A variety of grouping strategies given throughout
the lessons to support learning of math concepts
and facts, and social interactions



4. Quality Practice problems:                                        1        2           3       4        5
 Authentic problem solving and explorative activities              Comments and justification:
 Math review and warm-ups included
 Problems are scaffolded leading towards
  independency
 A variety of practice problems – including
  enrichment or skill building problems
 Math Facts – that are grade appropriate
 Mental Math Activities to support number sense
  and automaticity
 Word problems similar to state test questions
5. Questioning and problem-solving
                                                                    1           2          3      4        5
  strategies:
 Sample questions for teachers are given to                        Comments and justification:
  promote higher order thinking skills
 Promotes problem solving and critical thinking
6. Formative assessments:                                   1        2           3        4              5
 Representative of content; aligned with                  Comments and justification:
  objectives
 Multiple opportunities to check for understanding
 Pre-tests for content/concepts in each unit

7. Summative Assessments:                                   1        2           3        4              5
 Representative of the content being taught – of          Comments and justification:
  appropriate length and student friendly
 Multiple forms available
 Open ended problem solving
 Vocabulary is included
8. Text Density:                                            1        2           3        4              5
 New vocabulary and concepts are introduced at            Comments and justification:
  a grade appropriate rate
 Student friendly language, student reading for
  learning
 Multiple examples
9. Page Layout:                                             1        2           3        4              5
                                                           Comments and justification:
 Text is visually appealing and it is easy to locate
  information (colors); not too busy with pictures, etc.
 Vocabulary is emphasized (in margins)
10. Resources:                                              1        2           3        4              5
 Spanish text/resources available                         Comments and justification:
 Consumable materials are student friendly
 Teacher talk included to guide teachers through
 math concepts/lessons
 Additional resources: CD’s, Test Generator,
  Website access . . .

                                    Holistic Score and Comments                      Total _________
                                   My reasoning . . .


□ #1 Choice



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□ #2 Choice




              Revised 12-1-08
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