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Math Matters • REWIND • Elementary 4 © 2014 MindWorks Resources Incorporated instructor and the students to assess the students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities. Copy and give students a pre- and post- test, or administer the test as a large group. Modify the version of the test, if appropriate for your group. Collect data to show improvements between before and after learning and to measure lesson effectiveness. Core Vocabulary – Each subject includes a list of core vocabulary taught in the lessons, as well as related extension vocabulary. Review this list prior to the unit and each day’s lessons as necessary to become familiar with words and concepts. Websites – Near the back of each book, instructors will find a handy list of websites that are referenced in daily lessons. These websites provide examples to show during the lessons, pictures that reinforce key lesson concepts, videos that relate to the topics, and interactive sites for extension activities. Share this list with the technology department and request assistance to ensure firewalls do not block access. Preview sites for their appropriateness for your student audience. Included in each d ay’s lesson: Materials List – A materials list for each individual lesson helps the instructor know what materials he or she should gather in order to complete that particular lesson successfully. Preparation – This section provides the instructor with a list of items that need to be prepared prior to beginning the lesson. Prepare for a successful lesson by completing the tasks listed in this section. Entry Event – Each lesson begins with a hands-on or mind-engaging experience . This component’s purpose is to hook students in the learning process. It may involve using an object, event, or question to engage students in the topic for the day, which then seamlessly transitions students into the discussion and activity. Pre- and Post-Activity Discussion – Each lesson’s pre - and post-activity discussions ensure key learning opportunities. The purpose of the pre-activity discussion is two-fold: first, it transitions students from the entry event to the content of the lesson and activity; and secondly, it reviews the concepts taught in previous lessons so

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