The Math Content team has correlated nearly 2,000 more questions using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. We anticipate having our entire math database correlated to these two taxonomies by the end of the year.
With the introduction of the Common Core, we are developing new questions using different formats. One such question format is “Select All that Apply”. The second question format is “Multi-Option”. Below are examples of each new format:
Questions in math courses for Castle Learning may require the use of a calculator. In most instances, we have the “Key Stroke” sequence or “screen grabs” available in the hint and/or reason section of our answers for your students’ benefit. These calculator based questions can be found in most levels, but are generally found in the more advanced topics. Below are some examples:
Various questions in Castle Learning’s math courses may require the use of a calculator. In most instances, we have provided the “Key Stroke” sequence or a variety of “screen grabs” in the hint and/or reason sections. Students will benefit from this, reviewing the sequence of steps in the calculation process. These calculator-based questions can be found in most levels, but are generally found in the higher-end topics. Below are some examples:
The January 2012 NYS Regents exam questions are now available in Algebra II & Trigonometry and Geometry. Also available in Geometry are the June 2012 NYS Regents exam questions. In addition, the August 2012 NYS Regents exam questions are also now available in Integrated Algebra. These questions have been aligned to the new attributes, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. Where applicable, they have also been aligned to the Common Core standards.
The Castle Learning Math Team has added over 100 Constructed Response questions at the elementary mathematics level. These questions fall in line with the Common Core standards and incorporate Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.
Example questions include:
At higher learning levels, the Math Team has added operations using Scientific Notation. Multiple choice examples include:
The Math Team added extended response questions to Castle Learning’s database over the summer and they are ready for the beginning of the 2012-13 school year! To access these questions, choose the constructed response tab from the “Create New Assignment Page”.
Questions are available at all levels, and updates will continue so that all sections have questions as well. The project will be finished early in the 2012-13 school year.
Extended response questions meet the more rigorous demands of the Common Core standards, and meet higher critical thinking skills of Norman Webb Depth of Knowledge levels 3 and 4. Look for these new questions in the Constructed Response activity.
Questions can be projected on whiteboards or printed out for use as homework or in-class projects
Sample responses show complete solutions
Notes for Teachers give guidance on key ideas to look for in student responses
Numerous high school level Common Core short answer assignments have been published under the various Math concept strands, including:
Number & Quantity
Statistics & Probability
To locate these Common Core Math assignments: On the Assignments page, select your math course and make sure you are on the Short-Answer tab. Then click Create from Public Assignment. On the Import page, click the plus signs (+) to next to Common Core, then Math, then the concept strand. Assignments are clearly named with the Common Core standard notation. Click on an assignment name to view its contents. Place a check mark in the box to the left of the name to select the assignment, and click the Import button to create an assignment with its contents.