Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning – Math
While this online tool is primarily designed for instructional planning at the lesson level, it also helps users think about design at the unit level, as it stresses coherence among clusters of standards. Through a series of guiding questions, it walks users through some of the key, conceptual thinking and preparation necessary for the development of a lesson that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. After selecting a standard (or standards) for planning at the lesson level, users are prompted to think about several aspects of lesson design, including: learning goals; prior, current, and future learning; mathematical explanations and language; grade-level problems; and formative assessment strategies. The tool is designed for use by teachers and coaches, in a non-evaluative context, and work can be saved and printed.