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Artifact #3-Math-Assessment of adding double-digit numbers

Overview

I have chosen to include my math assessment that I gave my students at the end of my

adding double digit numbers lesson (Artifact 2). I was really impressed with my student’s

abilities with this lesson and I felt it was important to complete a formative assessment before

moving on to the next lesson. I used the assessment that the students completed in the lesson but

changed the number to 18. My goal was to have students work independently and show their

new found skills.

I had each student come up with different ways to show the number 18. I encouraged

students to use base ten blocks, a 1hundred chart and a meter stick/number line. The standards in

this artifact will closely mirror the standards in my second artifact, with a couple changes in CEC

and ILA standards.

This assessment shows that I have mastered the grade 2 math curriculum and have the

ability to teach such an important lesson in number sense, as well as assess students. Please read

on to find out what standards I have attached with this artifact.

Connection to Standards

INTASC Standards

The standards that I have included for this lesson is Standard #1- Learner Development,

which states, “The teacher understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns

of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social,

emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and
challenging learning experiences”, including (b), which states, “The teacher creates

developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths,

interests, and needs and that enables each learner to advance and accelerate his/ her learning”, as

well as, (d) The teacher understands how learning occurs--how learners construct knowledge,

acquire skills, and develop disciplined thinking processes--and knows how to use instructional

strategies that promote student learning” (INSTAC). These standards show that, I understand

how a child develops, in all areas, and I plan a lesson to take all of their development levels into

consideration. I had all the students complete a final assessment on adding double digit

numbers. In the lesson, students completed the same kind of assessment but this was completed

in a group setting. With my experience in the classroom, I know that there are students who

don’t speak up when they do not understand something and working in a group allows them to

hide their concerns. I had students complete this assessment as a means to determine which

students were struggling. I was able to do so and I completed a re-engagement lesson to help

students further develop these skills.

The next standards that I would like to include are Standard #2-Learning Differences (a)

The teacher designs, adapts, and delivers instruction to address each student’s diverse learning

strengths and needs and creates opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning in

different ways” (INSTAC). While planning this lesson, I knew that there were students who

would be off task. I placed these students at the front of the classroom, while instructing the

lesson. I called upon these students to come up to the SMARTBOARD, to use the virtual

manipulatives to help keep them engaged.

The next set of standards that I would like to include is Standard #4-Content Knowledge-

4(d) -The teacher stimulates learner reflection on prior content knowledge, links new concepts to
familiar concepts, and makes connections to learners’ experiences. To do this, I planned to use

the virtual manipulative app called Glen Coe virtual manipulatives. Students had prior

knowledge of this app and were able to use it well during the lesson.

NYS Code of Ethical Standards

For the purpose of this artifact, I have chosen to attach principle 3, which states,

“Educators create, support, and maintain challenging learning environments for all. Educators

apply their professional knowledge to promote student learning. They know the curriculum and

utilize a range of strategies and assessments to address differences. Educators develop and

implement programs based upon a strong understanding of human development and learning

theory. They support a challenging learning environment. They advocate for necessary resources

to teach to higher levels of learning. They establish and maintain clear standards of behavior and

civility. Educators are role models, displaying the habits of mind and work necessary to develop

and apply knowledge while simultaneously displaying a curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

They invite students to become active, inquisitive, and discerning individuals who reflect upon

and monitor their own learning” (highered). I have chosen this principle as it shows that by

creating my assessment, I promoted a challenging learning environment for students. I invited

students to become active learners by encouraging them to use manipulatives and explain their

answer.

Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards


The Ontario Teacher Ethical Standards is broken down into 4 categories which include,

Care, Respect, Trust and Integrity. For the purpose of this artifact, I have chosen to attach Care,

as it states, “The ethical standard of Care includes compassion, acceptance, interest and insight

for developing students' potential. Members express their commitment to students' well-being

and learning through positive influence, professional judgment and empathy in practice” (oct). I

have chosen this standard as I care about the students developing the necessary skills to add

double digit numbers. By having students complete this assessment independently, I will target

their misconceptions and work with them, as I did in my re-engagement plan. I did not feel

comfortable moving ahead to the next lesson until students conquered this skill.

P-12 NYS Common Core Learning Standards

For the purpose of this artifact, I have chosen to attach the standard 2.NBT.B.5

Number & Operations in Base Ten

5. Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of

operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Students in grade 2 are expected to add and subtract within 100 using different strategies. For

the purpose of this lesson, I have introduced students to virtual manipulatives, as well as, base

ten blocks, a hundred chart and a meter stick.

NYS Learning Standards


The NYS Learning Standards are broken down into 4 standards for Math. For the

purpose of this artifact, I have chosen to attach Standard 2: Information Systems –“Students will

access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies” and Standard

3: Mathematics (Revised 2005)

“ Students will understand the concepts of and become proficient with the skills of mathematics;

communicate and reason mathematically; become problem solvers by using appropriate tools

and strategies; through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry,

measurement, and statistics and probability” (nysed). The reason I have attached standard

number 2 is for the use of technology within my lesson. I have incorporated the use of Glen Coe

virtual manipulatives on the SMARTBOARD. I have attached standard 3 because I am

expecting students to understand the learning objectives that I have set forth and eventually

become fluent with adding and subtracting numbers within 100.

The Ontario Curriculum

The Ontario Curriculum is broken down into different standards for grade and subject.

For the purpose of this artifact, I have chosen to attach 1.3 Quality relationships-Compose and

decompose two-digit numbers in a variety of ways, using concrete materials.

I have chosen this strand from the grade 2 mathematics curriculum as “The study of mathematics

equips students with knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that are essential for successful and

rewarding participation in such a society” (edu.gov). Math is everywhere and students must

have the basis understanding of how to use math in our society. Each year, students have new

expectations, and if they have not conquered the expectations from the previous year, they will

struggle in the years to come.


CAEP Standards

The CAEP standards are broken down into 5 standards and for the purpose of this

artifact, I would like to include standard 1, which states, “Content and Pedagogical Knowledge-

The provider ensures that candidates develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and

principles of their discipline and, by completion, are able to use discipline-specific practices

flexibly to advance the learning of all students toward attainment of college- and career-

readiness standards”, section 1.3 under provider responsibilities, which states, “ Providers ensure

that candidates apply content and pedagogical knowledge as reflected in outcome assessments in

response to standards of Specialized Professional Associations (SPA), the National Board for

Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), states, or other accrediting bodies (e.g., National

Association of Schools of Music – NASM).”(caep). I have chosen to list this standard as it

proves importance that candidates apply content and pedagogical knowledge. I have done so by

instructing this lesson and creating an assessment to test for student understanding.

ISTE Standards

The ISTE standards are broken down into 7 categories and for this artifact I would like to

attach standard #1, which states, “Educators continually improve their practice by learning from

and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to

improve student learning” (iste). This standard is very important as it asks educators to

constantly improve their learning and explore different means of delivering a lesson.

ILA Standards
The ILA standards are broken down into 7 standards, and for the purpose of this artifact, I

would like to attach Standard #3-Assessment and Evaluation. This standard states, “Candidates

understand, select, and use valid, reliable, fair, and appropriate assessment tools to screen,

diagnose, and measure student literacy achievement; inform instruction and evaluate

interventions; participate in professional learning experiences; explain assessment results and

advocate for appropriate literacy practices to relevant stakeholders” (ila). The artifact that I have

chosen is an assessment that I used to determine my students abilities in the area of adding

double digit numbers within 100. I used this assessment and intervened where necessary. I had

a few students who did not understand more than one way to find two numbers that added to 18,

and as a result, I was able to show them one than one way using manipulatives.

CEC Standards

The CEC Standards are broken down into 5 principles and for the purpose of this

artifact, I would like to include Standard #12, which states, “Participating in the growth

and dissemination of professional knowledge and skills” (cec). I am constantly

challenging myself with new skills for the classroom, and I will implement these skills

into my lesson. I have witnessed the excellence of students in technology and I, as an

educator must always be one step ahead of them. I will do this through my own

professional development and growth.


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