Benchmark – Mathematics and Literacy Integrated Unit
In planning and instructingmath content, it is important to be able to create a cohesive unit thatencompasses multiple areas in math, as well as other content areas,including literacy.
Part 1: Unit Plan
Forthis benchmark, you will choose one of the three lesson plans youcreated in this course to build a week-long unit plan. Use the “MathUnit Plan” to prepare your week-long math unit plan. Utilize anyfeedback from your instructor modify and adjust instruction to meet thediverse needs of students.
For the unit plan, include thefollowing components: lesson title, math standards, learning objectives,instructional strategies, summary of instruction, differentiation,materials, resources, and technology, and formative and summativeassessments.
As you are creating your unit plan, focus on integrating the following elements:
- Majormath concepts including number and operations, algebra, geometry,measurement, data analysis, problem solving, reason, communication,connections, and representation.
- A variety of teachingstrategies, media, resources, and technology that encourage developmentin critical thinking and problem solving across content areas, with afocus on literacy.
- Effective verbal, nonverbal, and mediacommunication techniques to create opportunities for active inquiry,collaboration, and supportive interaction.
- Differentiate instruction based on the diverse needs of students in the “Class Profile.”
Part 2: Rationale
In250-500 words, provide a rationale that explains your reasoning behindyour chosen instructional strategies. How do the formative assessmentsprovide opportunities to modify instruction that promotes continuousintellectual, social, emotional, and physical development? Explain thevalue of utilizing knowledge from professionals in other content areasto enhance instruction and learning experiences for students.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
Preparethis assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA StyleGuide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is notrequired.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric priorto beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations forsuccessful completion.
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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies [and professional standards]:
MA in Elementary Education
2.3:Design and implement instruction on the major concepts and proceduresthat define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, anddata analysis and probability, incorporating problem solving, reasoningand proof, communication, connections, and representation. [ACEI 2.3;InTASC 4(c), 5(d), 5(f), 5(g), 5(i); MC2]
3.3: Use avariety of teaching strategies and technologies that encourageelementary students’ development of critical thinking and problemsolving. [ACEI 3.3; InTASC 7(k), 8(e), 8(f), 8(l), 8(r); ISTE-T 1b, 2a,3a; MC2]
3.5: Use their knowledge and understanding ofeffective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques tocreate opportunities for active inquiry, collaboration, and supportiveinteraction in the elementary classroom. [ACEI 3.5; InTASC 8(g), 8(i),8(h), 8(m); ISTE-T 1b,1d; MC1, MC2]