1st Edition

A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Mathematically Gifted and Advanced Learners

    168 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics provides teachers and administrators with practical examples of ways to build a comprehensive, coherent, and continuous set of learning experiences for gifted and advanced students. It describes informal, traditional, off-level, and 21st century math assessments that are useful in making educational decisions about placement and programming. Featuring learning experiences for each grade within one math progression, the book offers insight into useful ways of both accelerating and enriching the CCSS mathematics standards. Each of the learning experiences includes a sequence of activities, implementation examples, and formative assessments. Specific instructional and management strategies for implementing the standards within the classroom, school, and school district will be helpful for both K-12 teachers and administrators.

    Acknowledgments Foreword Preface Chapter 1 Overview Chapter 2 Adapting Learning Progressions for Gifted and Advanced Learners Chapter 3 Assessment Chapter 4 Differentiated Learning Experiences Chapter 5 Management Strategies Conclusion References Appendices Appendix A Definition of Key Terms Appendix B Critical Readings Appendix C Teacher Resources About the Authors


    The National Association for Gifted Children’s mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. NAGC aims to help parents and families, K–12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.

    Gail R. Ryser, Ph.D., is a research scientist with the Methodology, Measurement, and Statistical Analysis support area at Texas State University. She has published numerous books, journal articles, and tests in the areas of gifted education, special education, and measurement. She evaluates educational programs and presents at national and regional conferences. She resides in Austin, TX.

    This book begins with a thorough overview of the Common Core Standards and explains in detail how to use them for gifted and advanced learners. Throughout, the authors provide a realistic approach to assessing students using differentiated learning through management strategies. The book is jam-packed with rubrics and sample activities that link the Common Core Standards with actual teaching practices. These types of activities are beneficial for learners of all levels. I plan to use several suggested activities presented throughout this book within my own lower-level classroom.,Amber Steele,Georgia State University, 4/27/16