# StAIRS by shuifanglj

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```									StAIRs
We need to climb some
StAIRs to enhance learning.
What is a StAIR?
Stand

Alone

Instructional

Resource
StAIRs are used to:
Integrate technology into content areas
Provide review/reteaching
Support curriculum
Create a knowledge base
Bring new students up to speed
Make learning more fun and interactive
My current StAIR
project meets the needs
of my students in a
variety of ways.
Mathematics/Strand II/Content Standard 3/Elementary

Benchmark 1
Compare attributes of objects; develop standard units of measurement; and select
and use standard tools for measurement.
The attributes will be those of each coin. The standard units of measurement would
be the value of each coin. Students will be recognizing and comparing coins and
their values.
Benchmark 2
Identify the attribute to be measured and select the appropriate unit of measurement
for length, mass, weight, area, perimeter, capacity, time, temperature and money.
The focus is on the value of each coin and how to count them.
For example, dimes are always counted by 10s.
Benchmark 4
Explain the meaning of measurements and recognize that the number of units it takes
to measure an object is related to the size of the unit.
Students must be able to identify coins and know the value related to each coin.
Coins supports curriculum

Some second
recognize coins.
Counting coins can
be difficult.
Our textbook needs
supplementing.
This gives students
a change from
paper and pencil.
Using Technology
Students can work independently
Activities are self-paced
Instant feedback is provided
Kids learn from mistakes
Aware of correct responses
Time is spent on needed skills
Students get encouragement
Instructional strategies can be varied
Coins uses Technology
Working alone at their own pace students
learn how to count coins and practice their
skills.
money.

5

16
10

15      17
Try dimes and nickels.

75¢

90¢

45¢

63¢
Count by 10s for the dimes, then
fives for the nickels.

10   55

20   60

30   65

40   70

50
Count by 10s for the dimes, then
fives for the nickels.

10   55

20   60

30   65

40   70

50
Count by 10s for the dimes, then
fives for the nickels.

10   55

20   60

30   65

40   70

50
That makes cents!
Rule-Example
Example-Rule
Scaffolding
Begin with pennies
Introduce nickels
Count pennies and nickels
Introduce dimes
Count dimes and pennies
Count dimes and nickels
Count dimes and nickels and pennies
Creating a StAIR
PowerPoint

Use pictures,                       Provide          Use a variety
Select a topic                  animation, sounds                positive feedback    of instructional
and color.                    and reteaching.        strategies.

Metaphor
Break it into small                Make it fun and                   Keep students      Rule-example
learning pieces.                    engaging.                     aware of progress.   Example-rule
Scaffolding

Put lessons in a
logical order.
Assessment

•Better retention
•Greater understanding
+       =    •Less reteaching
•Higher performance
Questions?
How much will these      They are almost free!
cost?
Where will they come     We can create them
from?                    ourselves!
When will they be        They can be made during
created?                 professional development
time.
What is needed to make   PowerPoint, training, cds
them?                    and time.
Congratulations!
You
have
completed
the
introduction
to
StAIRs.

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