Gifted Math ExpectationsBring your 3 ring binder, 2 sharpened pencils, and 1 eraser each day.*Behave respectfully.*Work cooperatively.*Achieve excellently.
10 Instructional Shifts That Raise Achievement1. Incorporate ongoing cumulative review into every day’s lesson.2. Adapt what we know works in our reading programs and apply it to mathematicsinstruction.3. Use multiple representations of mathematical entities.4. Create language‐rich classroom routines.5. Take every available opportunity to support the development of number sense.6. Build from graphs, charts, and tables.7. Tie the mathematics to such questions as How big? How much? How far? increasing thenatural use of measurement throughout the curriculum.8. Minimize what is no longer important and teach what is important when it isappropriate to do so.9. Embed the mathematics in realistic problems and real‐world contexts.10. Make “Why?” “How do you know?” and “Can you explain?” classroom mantras.
8 Mathematical Principles1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.