TEACHERS - STEP BY STEP FOR SUCCESS:

Teachers have one of the most challenging professions we know. Our #1 mission at ReThink Mathematics is to support K-8 math teachers build a successful math program in their classrooms. Below are steps teachers can take to start building a highly successful math program in their classrooms.

STEP 1:  KNOW THE MATH: The Core standards have a unique mathematical progression for K-8th grade students to follow. Math teachers should be familiar with the math concepts and skills of, at least, two grade levels before and after the grade level they are teaching. ReThink Mathematics provides resources and services to help teachers learn the math content at different grade levels so that they can plan and deliver appropriate instruction and best practices in the classroom.

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STEP 2:  K-8 INSTRUCTIONAL FRAMEWORK: Teachers benefit greatly from having a clearly defined K-8 instructional framework in mathematics. ReThink Mathematics’ Instructional Units are mapped to schools’ existing textbooks and help teachers focus on one uniform scope and sequence. All instructional units accommodate remediation and enrichment at each grade level promoting the goal of mastery.  

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Step 3:  CLASSROOM-BASED ASSESSMENTS: ReThink Mathematics provides each grade level teacher a bank of "quick-check checkpoint" classroom-based assessments that are administered on a weekly basis to monitor student mastery progress. ReThink Mathematics also provides "benchmark" assessments teachers can administer at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year to chart growth. All ReThink Mathematics assessments allow teachers to easily target instruction based on individual student progress on specific Core standards throughout the school year.

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Step 4:  PROGRESS MONITORING:  ReThink Mathematics provides teachers with a simple to use management system to organize weekly student data and easily monitor all student  progress in both classroom and benchmark assessments. MasterTrack Reports clearly identify student needs standard-by-standard, promoting weekly response to intervention. 

PARENT OUTREACH: Parents can be a great reinforcement in the success of student's mathematical education. Parent letters are used in tandem with our student progress reports. 

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Step 5:  ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  ReThink Mathematisc provides both online and onsite professional development to support teachers as they implement ReThink Mathematics in their classrooms.

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