Teachers' Domain, Module 3: Introduction to Scale City Learning Modules, published January 24, 2011, retrieved on ,
Clicking on "View" at the left under "Teacher Activity" takes you to Teaching Module 3: Introduction to Scale City Learning Modules. This interactive teaching module addresses how to effectively use Scale City in your classroom through illustrations of a few of the learning modules.
Scale City gives students an opportunity to develop an understanding of proportional reasoning in a fun and engaging way. Each section of this teaching module includes sample videos of middle grades students tackling a few of the problems from Scale City.
As you observe the mathematical thinking of the students on the video, you will be asked to think about the students in your own class and ways in which you might assess, support, and challenge them as they learn about scale, scaling, and proportional reasoning.
The content of this teaching module is presented in multiple ways:
This teaching module features multiple videos of a teacher working with four students individually on the mathematics explored in four of the Scale City learning modules: Dinosaur World, World of Mural Painting, Miniature Land, and Kentucky Horse Park.
The video links include a title and length. Clicking on the link will open up a new window. If you encounter problems such as stopping or skipping, the video may need more time to buffer. Just pause the video until buffering is complete. Close the window when you are finished watching to return to the module.
This teaching module includes multiple opportunities for you to write answers to reflection questions. Text boxes appear in the open module window--they do not open up a new window.
If you are using this resource with a partner or professional learning community, you might just type a very brief summary of your discussion in the box. If you are going through the module individually, you should type a longer reflection.
You will have an opportunity to save your responses by clicking on the "save notes" button. The text will be stored and available to print when you complete the entire module.
Multiple choice questions provide an opportunity for you to check your own understanding of the mathematics. Click on the link under "Check yourself" and the question will pop-up in a new window. The questions are written with teachers in mind—they aren't very easy! Each question includes an explanation for each of the answer choices given.
Common Core State Standards
The new mathematics standards are provided for each of the mathematics skills explored in Teaching Module 3. Click on the link and a window pops-up with the standards that correspond to the skill and grade level.
Scale City Resources
Links to the Scale City resources referenced in this teaching module are provided as needed.
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.