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Form 6.

3: Course Outline with Assessment Ideas and Activities

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math
Module Number and Name: #1 Preparing for the Test
Objective
1. Identify components of the MTLE test
procedure and basic skills math
framework

Assessment Ideas
Scavenger Hunt

Absorb
Websites:
MTLE Basic Skills Test

Do
Try out the Sample Items
on the MTLE website

Minnesota Teacher
Licensure Information

Connect
Complete a scavenger
hunt in which questions
completed, and reliable
sources of information
are identified

UMM MTLE Information

2. Identify with a test taking personality
and explain why it fits you

Written Paragraph

Takers article

3. Develop a plan for successful test

preparation

Plan form

View Websites:
Effective Test
Preparation
Tips for Test Taking

Generate a reflective
paragraph in which you
identify with a test taking
personality and provide
at least two personal
examples of why it best
represents you.
Complete the plan form
and establish a personal
plan for taking and
passing the MTLE Basic
Skills Math test

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #2 Numbers and Number System
Objective
1 describe properties of integers,
rational and real number and number
operations

Assessment Ideas
Pre-test
Acrostic Poem
Summative Quiz

Absorb
View:
Number and Operations

Do
Mult. Choice Pre-Test
Rational Number Game
Summative Quiz

Connect
Using one of the math
terms, create an acrostic
poem

2 model flexible and accurate methods

for computing, including decimals,
percents, fractions, and exponents

Pre-test
Checklist
Summative Quiz

View how-to videos on

topics:
my.org/math/prealgebra

Mult. Choice Pre-Test

Play Exponent Game
Summative Quiz

Create a checklist for

subtracting, multiplying,
and dividing) one of the
following: decimals,
percents, fraction, or
exponents.

Summative Quiz

Create and solve two real

world mathematical
number representations
problems

3 use number sense and different

number representations to solve
mathematical and real-world problems

Pre-test
Create two real world
problem
Summative Quiz

Number Sense Video

Tutorials
Number Sense

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #3 Algebraic Expressions and Equations
Objective
Assessment Ideas
Absorb
1 Analyze and extend a variety of
Pre-Test
Watch Video: Number
Summative Quiz
Patterns
patterns

Do
Mult. Choice Pre-Test
Practice Concept
Summative Quiz
Mult. Choice Pre-Test
Practice concept
Summative Quiz

Connect

Find or create a job aid

for solving algebraic
expressions and
equations use at least two
different techniques
Create four (one each for
fractions, ratios,
proportions, and
percents) real world
problems for me or
another classmate to
solve.

2 Use concepts of variable, equality, and

equation to generate, interpret, and
evaluate algebraic expressions based on
verbal descriptions
3 manipulate algebraic expressions and
solve equations using a variety of
techniques

Pre-Test
Summative Quiz

Watch Video: Getting a

feel for equations and
inequalities

Pre-Test
Summative Quiz

and Expressions

Practice Concept
Summative Quiz

4 apply algebraic principles to represent

and solve world problems involving
fractions, ratios, proportions, and
percents

Pre-Test
Summative Quiz

Watch Vidoe: Writing

algebraic expressions for
work problems

Mult. Choice Pre-Test

Summative Quiz

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #4 Algebraic Linear and Nonlinear Functions
Objective
1 distinguish between relations and
functions
2 translate between different
representations of linear and nonlinear
functions
3 relate the characteristics of a linear
equation to its graph
4 select a linear equation that best
models a real-world situation and
interpret the slope and intercepts in the
context of the problem
5 select a nonlinear function that best
models a real-world situation
6 solve linear equations, system of linear
equations, and inequalities symbolically
and graphically
7 analyze a graph of nonlinear functions

Assessment Ideas

Absorb

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Do

Connect

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #5 Measurement Concepts
Objective
1 estimate and calculate measurements
using metric, customary, and
nonstandard units, unit conversions, and
dimensional analysis in real-world
situations
2 apply formulas to calculate perimeter,
circumference, length, area, surface area,
volume, angles for two- and threedimensional figures in mathematical and
real world situations
3 estimate and calculate measurements
using indirectly using the Pythagorean
theorem, rations, proportions, and the
principles of similarity and congruence
4 determine how the characteristics of
geometric figures are affected by change
sin their dimensions
5 solve measurement problems relating
to time, temperature, and rates of
change

Assessment Ideas

Absorb

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Do

Connect

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #6 Geometry
Objective
1 analyze polygons using attributes of
sides, angles, and parallel and
perpendicular lines

Assessment Ideas
Pre-test
Game

Absorb
Watch Geometry in the
Real World Video

Real-life Examples

Do
Pre-Test
Play Shape Shoot Game
Summative Quiz

Summative Quiz

2 analyzing three-dimensional figures

using attributes of faces, edges, and
vertices

Pre-test
Real-life Pictures

Video

Pre-Test

information

Pre-test

Summative Quiz

Summative Quiz

3 apply geometrical transformations to

geometric figures and use the concepts
of symmetry, similarity, and congruence
to solve problems

4 use coordinate geometry to analyze

geometric figures

Pre-test

Journal

Create a Transformation
Foldable (take a picture
and e-mail it to me)

Summative Quiz

Summative Quiz

Foldable

Pre-test

Geometry in Steps 1 & 2

Pre-test

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

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Provide three real-life
examples of polygons
(pictures from the
Label the sides, angles,
and perpendicular lines
(if there are any).

Locate three real-life

examples (include a
picture) of threedimensional figures.
Identify the figure as well
as the number of faces,
edges, and vertices of
each
Students should create a
journal entry in which
they use words and
pictures to explain the
rules for performing
translations, reflections
and rotations. Prompts
may be given, such as,
When a geometric figure
is translated, the new

Do the Examples and

Workout in Steps 3 & 4
Coordinate Geometry

Examples and Workout

Summative Quiz

Summative Quiz
5 use the Pythagorem theorem and
coordinate geometry to solve
mathematical and real-world problems

Pre-test
Application

View Parts A & B on

Pythagorem theorem

Summative Quiz

Pre-test
Practice the Application
of Pythagorem theorem
on Part C
Summative Quiz

6 analyze arguments and justify

conclusions based on geometric
concepts

Pre-test
Practice sheet
Blog Post

Conclusions

Pre-test
Practice Sheet
Summative Quiz

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Select three geometric

conclusions and create a
blog post justifying them.

Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #7 Data, Statistics, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics
Objective

Assessment Ideas

Absorb

Do

1 use measures of central tendency and

spread to draw conclusions and make
predictions from data
2 determine the appropriate way to
display data and statistical information
using tables, circle graphs
3 analyze and draw inferences from
data presented in different formats
4 calculate probabilities for simple,
compound, independent, dependent,
and conditional events
5 identify real-world application of
topics in discrete mathematics (graph
theory, combinatorics, algorithms,
iteration)

Form adapted from Smith, R. M. Conquering the Content. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

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Course Title: MTLE Test Preparation: Basic Skills Math

Module Number and Name: #8 Mathematical Processes and Perspectives
Objective
Assessment Ideas
Absorb

Do

1 Select an appropriate problem-solving

strategy for a situation
2 use mathematical reasoning and
principles of logic, using counter
examples, evaluating informal proofs, to
determine the reasonableness of
solutions to problems
3 translate between verbal descriptions
and mathematical language, notation,
and symbols
4 identify connections between