Curricular Resource: Grade 1, Mathematics Indiana State Standard 1.CA.1

Teaching Strategy

To integrate technology into teaching this standard, I would find a short video explaining the concept that I show students either before or after I teach it to them in my own words. This video will give them either a brief overview or recap of the lesson and a visualization that they are likely to remember, since it is different and stands out to them. This video does a nice job explaining addition, subtraction, and how they’re related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK3FKEZJKec

Formative Assessment Strategy

There are plenty of online games to formatively assess students addition and subtraction skills. Mathplayground.com is a great website to find these games, but specifically the Sailboat Subtraction and Jet Ski Addition games will help to formally assess this specific standard (1.CA.1). The subtraction game is essentially a game of tug of war between sailboats. It asks students various subtraction problems and when they get a problem correct, it pulls their sailboat in their direction for the tug of war. If they answer enough correctly, they eventually win against the computer. The addition game is a jet ski race against 3 computer jet skis, making their boat go faster when a student answers correctly, and eventually winning the game if they answer enough correct. I will have students do the addition one first, and then ask them to raise their hand once they complete a round so I can come check their device to see how they did. If they did well, I will have them move on to the subtraction game and have me check their results on that one too. Then I will give them the homework assignment, which will be some more practice problems. These games are great practice that is fun for kids, and gives both the students and I immediate feedback on how well they understood the lesson.

Summative Assessment Strategy

A good summative assessment strategy for this standard would be an IXL quiz. Teachers can create their own tests with multiple lessons from the unit wrapped in. Students won’t see if they got the question right until they submit the whole test, so they can still get immediate feedback regarding how they did, but it doesn’t influence their answers to other questions on the test.. This software also allows the teacher to see an overview of student results, including multiple data points, both for the individual students and the class as a whole.

Student Data in Technology

Technology can be used to track student data more efficiently than without technology. Teachers can track each student’s progress through each lesson, unit, semester, and ultimately the school year. Class data can also be tracked in the same way, which gives the teacher a good idea on how well the class as a whole is learning. Teachers can plan pre-assessments  before units, continuously formatively assess students throughout units, and assess students with a summative assessment at the end of units. Technology helps teachers organize all of these grades into data that is understandable and goal oriented by inserting it into graphs and retrieving past data to compare it to, amongst a variety of other things.