Tools for Planning Effective and Focused Differentiated Instruction based on NWEA’s

DesCartes: A Continuum of Learning, aligned to the Common Core State Standards

# Math 2-5

For use in classrooms where curriculum is based on standards from grades 2-5

#### Operations and Algebraic Thinking: (2-5)

#### Number & Operations: (2-5)

- Number and Operations – Fractions
- Number and Operations – Base Ten
- Understand Place Value, Counting and Cardinality
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols – Fractions
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols – Base Ten

#### Measurement and Data: (2-5)

- Geometric Measurement and Problem Solving
- Represent and Interpret Data
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

#### Geometry: (2-5)

# Math 6+

For use in classrooms where curriculum is based on standards from grades 6 and up

#### Operations and Algebraic Thinking: (6+)

#### The Real & Complex Number Systems: (6+)

- Ratios and Proportional Relationships
- Perform Operations
- Extend and Use Properties
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

#### Geometry: (6+)

- Geometric Measurement and Relationships
- Congruence, Similarity, Transformations & Trig
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

#### Statistics and Probability: (6+)

- Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
- Using Sampling and Probability to Make Decisions
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

Blank Curriculum Ladder Template

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