Tools for Planning Effective and Focused Differentiated Instruction

based on NWEA's DesCartes: A Continuum of Learning,

aligned to the Common Core State Standards

based on NWEA's DesCartes: A Continuum of Learning,

aligned to the Common Core State Standards

is based on standards from grades 2-5

- Add & Subtract: Represent and Solve Problems
- Multiply & Divide: Represent and Solve Problems
- Solve Problems & Analyze Patterns & Relationships
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

- Understand Place Value, Counting & Cardinality
- Operations with Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
- Operations with Decimals
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

- Develop Understanding of Fractions as Numbers
- Fractions: Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

- Solve Problems Involving Measurement & Conversion
- Geometric Measurement
- Represent and Interpret Data
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

- Reason with Shapes and Their Attributes
- Identify Lines & Angles and Graph Points
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

is based on standards from grades 6 and up

- Expressions & Properties of Operations
- Solve Problems and Use Equations & Inequalities
- Use Functions to Model Relationships
- Vocabulary and Signs & Symbols

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

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

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

Blank Curriculum Ladder Template

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