The instructor reinforces learners' gains as they move from concrete to abstract examples.
These resources are part of KET's Math Instructional Strategies: Number Operations collection.
Traditionally in mathematics Adult Basic Education, students learn a process or skill abstractly, then have the word problems. Inquiry-based learning revolves around a situation, often real-world, that requires the student to use logic, reasoning, and prior knowledge about the mathematics of the situation to solve the problem presented. Though this may seem backward to some instructors, research indicates that this concrete-to-abstract approach helps to boost students' number operations and number sense skills.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.