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Ms. Gibbons
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mathematics Learning, On the Move, Up!

My students need teachers engaged in a collaborative effort to improve math instruction. This transformation will be aided by PLC at Work, Good Questions and YM at Work.

My Students

My day consists of the following activities; meeting with grade level teams, providing professional development, modeling math strategies within the classroom, observing math instruction and providing feedback. All activities are focused to equitably increase math achievement for all students.

My 860 students are located in two Title 1 inner city schools spanning the grades K-8.

We have very diverse populations with a high level of poverty as well as second language speakers. Many students test below their grade level in math and therefore, think they are bad at math. Once they are challenged in an engaging way they discover they are capable and their skills improve daily. I know my students are capable of closing the achievement gap and acquiring the critical thinking skills they need to improve their circumstances.

My Project

The depth of knowledge that the common core requires is not what teachers have been educated to provide. I educate teachers, who in turn better educate their students. I hold professional learning community meetings with each grade level. Together we design engaging instruction, analyze assessments and design reteaching activities. I will use the core content books as well as the books on differentiation and PLC's to create a collaborative culture and build each teacher's capacity to implement research based strategies deepening the mathematical knowledge of their students. We will use the office supplies as we engage in professional development as well as help me set up a usable work space that will aid in my productivity in supporting my teachers to provide effective math instruction to all of our students. Students will emerge this year with more than average growth in Math, as I work with students and their teachers to create the conditions to make it so.

The problem solving skills that math fosters changes the lives of students.

It transfers to all aspects of decision making. Creating an atmosphere where students can learn through exploration and sharing their thinking with others is key in building a problem solving mind. Students will also be far more willing to continue their education when they are confident in their ability to reason and do not have a fear of mathematics.

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More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction • Amazon $28.76 1 $28.76
Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction, Second Edition (0) • Amazon $27.86 1 $27.86
Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents • Amazon $27.09 1 $27.09
Tangled Art Blank Note Cards & Envelopes: Set of 16 featuring four different images • Amazon $13.49 2 $26.98
Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Multiplication and Division • Amazon $26.26 1 $26.26
Top Flight Filler Paper, 11 x 8.5 Inches, College Rule, 500 Sheets (12430) • Amazon $12.99 2 $25.98
Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction • Amazon $24.36 1 $24.36
Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 6-8 • Amazon $21.96 1 $21.96
Swingline LightTouch High Capacity Desktop Punch, 2-3 Holes, 20 Sheets (A7074030) • Amazon $19.11 1 $19.11
Five Star Spiral Notebook, Graph Ruled, 1 Subject, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 100 Sheets, Assorted Colors (06190) • Amazon $5.99 2 $11.98
Avery Economy Clear Sheet Protectors, Acid Free, Box of 100 (75091) • Amazon $10.06 1 $10.06
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Lined, 4 x 6-Inches, Assorted Ultra Colors, 4- Pads/Pack (4621-SSAU) • Amazon $7.02 1 $7.02
BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
Post-It Notes 654-5UC 3" x 3", Five 100-Sheet Pads - Ultra Colors • Amazon $6.09 1 $6.09
Post-it Notes. 1 3/8 X 1 7/8 Inches, Canary Yellow, 12-Pads/Pack • Amazon $5.98 1 $5.98
Sharpie Accent Retractable Assorted 5 Pack • Amazon $4.48 1 $4.48

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This project will reach 860 students.

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