CUE: Scenario 2

Choice of examples
KNOWLEDGE QUARTET CODING MANUAL Scenario: McKenzie teaching problem solving Country: USA Grade (student age): Grade 4 (age 9-10) Contributed by: Tracy Weston, The University of Alabama, USA Context –curricular, professional, other As is the case in the United States, North Carolina has state mandated goals and objectives for mathematics instruction at each grade level.  The North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) indicates that in grades 4, “Students will solve relevant and authentic problems.” This school used the enVisions curriculum, as mandated by the district (local authority).  Students in this school were grouped by ability level for math instruction, and McKenzie’s class was the AG (academically gifted)/most advanced students of the five, fourth grade classes.  An objective present at both fourth and fifth grade that applied to this portion of…
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RAT: Scenario 1

Responding to the (un)availability of tools and resources
Scenario: Holly teaching estimating Country: USA Grade (student age): Grade 4 (age 9-10) Contributed by: Tracy Weston, University of Alabama, USA Context –curricular, professional, other As is the case in the United States, North Carolina has state mandated goals and objectives for mathematics instruction at each grade level.  The North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) indicates that in grade 4 students are to “Develop number sense for rational numbers 0.01 through 99,999,” which includes “understanding of place value (hundredths through ten thousands)” and “make estimates of rational numbers.”  They also are required to “develop fluency with addition and subtraction of non-negative rational numbers with decimals through hundredths” including “estimating sums and differences.” This school used the EnVisions curriculum, as mandated by the district (local authority).  Students in this school…
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ATB: Scenario 1

Adherence to textbook
Scenario: Holly teaching probability Country: USA Grade (student age): Grade 4 (age 9-10) Contributed by: Tracy Weston, The University of Alabama, USA Context –curricular, professional, other As is the case in the United States, North Carolina has state mandated goals and objectives for mathematics instruction at each grade level.  The North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) indicates that in grade 4 students are to “maintain” skills in permutation and combinations from Grade 3, which state “the learner will understand and use simple probability concepts,” which are further explained as determining the number of permutations and combinations of up to three items and solving probability problems using permutations and combinations. (NCSOS). This school used the EnVisions curriculum, as mandated by the district (local authority).  Students in this school were not…
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