Math Guidelines

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Area of Focus IV

Leveraging Students’ Assets

Specification 10A

Teacher materials include relevant and practical suggestions for connecting mathematics content and practices to students’ lives

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Specification 10B

Materials encourage students to draw on prior knowledge, culture, and experiences

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Specification 10C

Materials offer opportunities for clarifying potentially unfamiliar contexts

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Specification 11A

Teacher materials contain examples (and non-examples) of evidence of students with various language strengths and needs engaged in mathematical practices

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Specification 11B

Teacher materials contain explicit guidance for teachers to examine their own values and beliefs about language, ELs, and ways in which that might impact their teaching

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Specification 12A

Activities permit appropriate opportunities for ELs to use and integrate first language (L1) and everyday English in communicating mathematical thinking

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Specification 12B

Activities and materials present opportunities for students to ask and pursue their own questions and interests, using their own methods in their chosen contexts

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