# Resources

## Resources

Classroom Materials

## Build a Cafe

As seen in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast, this PowerPoint presents a series of real-world problems that students need to solve using their knowledge of ratios.

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Classroom Materials

## Build-Up Strategies Worksheet

This worksheet provides practice problems that encourage students to use build-up strategies when working on ratio problems as shown in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast.

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Classroom Materials

## Ratio

Students use counters or blocks to work out their responses to three problems and then represent their answers as shown in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast.

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Expert Interviews

## Algebraic Notation in Problem Solving

Ken Koedinger provides examples that demonstrate the importance of bringing mathematical notation into the problem-solving process.

Audio Interviews

## Monitoring the Problem-Solving Process

Listen to Sybilla Beckmann describe strategies for helping students monitor and reflect during the problem-solving process.

Classroom Video

## Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for English Learners

Jill MacKay describes the explicit vocabulary strategies she uses in an intensive, supplemental reading class for English learners.

Overviews

## Providing Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Use this multimedia overview to understand the importance of providing explicit vocabulary instruction focused on words key to understanding content in both reading and subject area classrooms.

Professional Development Tools

## Learning and Teaching Linear Functions

These video-based resources help math teachers in grades 6–10 address “problems of practice” associated with the issues and challenges of teaching linear functions.

SOURCE: Nanette Seago, Judy Mumme, Nicholas Branca, WestEd

Other

## Crosswalk Between the CCSS and the Louisiana Grade-Level Expectations: Mathematics (K–12)

This resource presents the results of WestEd’s alignment study that analyzed the degree of overlap between the CCSS and Louisiana’s Grade-Level Expectations for K–12 math.

SOURCE: WestEd

Other

## Mathematics Grade-Level Content Comparison (K–12): Louisiana Grade-Level Expectations Compared to CCSS

WestEd analyzed specific differences between the Common Core mathematics standards and the Louisiana Grade-Level Expectations at each grade level. This report helps Louisiana’s math teachers better understand what will remain the same and what will change in school year 2012–13.

SOURCE: WestEd