One of the most popular sessions of the opening day of the July 2013 Network Team Institute focused on PreK-Grade 5 math modules. The morning portion started with Module 2 for fourth grade, and the initial focus was reviewing the geometry progression document and determining the measurement concepts that students are expected to learn. When looking at the module overview, participants liked the foundational standards, particularly the vertical picture and great connection made between Modules 1 and 2.
Taking a look at the end-of-module assessment and how an understanding of it is important for educators, many expressed concerned that the unit is only five days. They wondered if the goals of the assessment could be accomplished. This will be a topic during the afternoon session.