Amplify Math: Navigating a Unit

A short guide on how to navigate a unit and its resources

Updated over a week ago

Once you have logged in and navigated to a class, click on the unit. If you do not see it, you may need to scroll down to see more.

After clicking on the unit, you will see sub-units and assessments.

On the left, you will see a list of dropdowns that will tell you more about what's in the unit when you click on them.

These resources are helpful for planning a unit.

  • Unit Overview. Describes what students will learn in the unit and essential questions students will need to be able to answer.

*Note: The following sections can be found beneath the “Planning for the Unit” heading:

  • Unit Narratives. Describes what each sub-unit is about, overall, and what students will learn in that sub-unit.

  • Key Shifts in Mathematics. This describes what students have learned, will learn, the rigor of the unit, conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application in the unit.

  • Unit at a Glance. Listed here are all of the lessons and tests with descriptions and pacing recommendations. This is where teachers can find the lesson level objectives.

  • Unit Supports. The materials listed here tell you what students will need, the new vocabulary the students will learn, the mathematical language routine, and the instructional routine by sub-unit, which can be used to prepare students for what they will need to bring to class, or what you need to be sure every student is prepared for the sub-unit.

  • Featured Amps: Social & Collaborative Digital Moments. This asks you to go through the lesson as a learner, and ask yourself questions listed here.

  • Unit Assessments. Listed here are all of the assessments with descriptions, guidance on when to administer the assessments, and information what standards each assessment touches.

  • Standards at a Glance. This lists all of the standards with the lessons that are a part of them.

  • Print and Digital Differences. Identifies and explains any differences in the lessons between the print and digital programs.

Teacher References provide further support for planning.

  • Professional Learning: Unit Study. Hone your craft of teaching by engaging in professional learning opportunities. E.g., Doing the math from a student perspective and reflecting on that experience.

  • Differentiated Support. Prepare to better help your students with various strategies to support their different learning needs.

  • Building Math Identity and Community. Formerly known as SEL, the guidance here is intended to support you in helping your students continue to develop their math identities by engaging in math practices and processes, and building sound habits of mind.

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