If you are new to TenMarks Math or just want a refresher on the different elements of a Lesson, you’ve come to the right place! Here you can find information on each section and item within a Lesson. Let’s begin by looking at the Lesson Cover Page.
Lesson Cover Page
Every Lesson in TenMarks begins with a Cover Page that gives an overview of the content.
a. Rating – Displays the ratings other users have given the Lesson. You can rate the Lesson yourself by clicking on the stars.
b. Lesson Description – Gives the title of the Lesson and a description of the content to be covered.
c. Concept Trajectory – Clicking this icon will take you to the Concept Trajectory page, which is a map of how a concept builds from one grade to the next (Click here for more information on Concept Trajectory).
d. Start Button – Clicking Start will begin the Lesson.
e. My Faves Button – Allows you to add the Lesson to, or remove it from, your My Faves page.
Add/Remove from My Curriculum (Upgraded Version Only) – Allows you to add this Lesson to, or remove it from, your My Curriculum page.
f. Learning Objectives – Displays all of the Learning Objectives covered in the Lesson.
g. Prerequisite Standards – List of the prerequisite standard(s) for the Lesson.
h. Standard – Shows the Common Core standard covered by the Lesson.
i. Print – Allows you to print a hardcopy of notes from the corresponding pages for use during instruction. This may vary from section to section.
The Lesson window has a number of navigation features that allow you to interact with the material.
a. Left-Side Panel – Available in the Assess Readiness, Warm Up, and Focus sections. This panel houses the suggested questions and answers for each section and can be hidden by clicking on the Tab (g). The content displayed in the panel varies depending on the section and mode you are in.
b. Progress Bar – Tracks your progress through the Lesson. The Progress Bar runs along the bottom of the screen and is collapsed until you hover over it with your cursor. When you hover over it, the different sections of the Lesson appear. Clicking on a section label in the Progress Bar will take you to that section.
c. Concept Trajectory – Clicking this icon will take you to the Concept Trajectory, which is a map of how a concept builds from one grade to the next (Click here for more information on Concept Trajectory).
d. Next Section Button – Clicking this button allows you to move to the next section of the Lesson. This button only appears on the final page of a given section.
e. Prep/Presentation Toggle – When you first open the Lesson, you are immediately taken to Prep mode. Prep mode allows you to explore content before delivering it to students. If you choose to present the Lesson to students, you can click on the icon and the screen will widen and go into Presentation mode (Click here for more information on Prep/Presentation mode).
f. Print – Clicking this icon allows you to print available notes on the page you are viewing.
g. Tab – Clicking this icon allows you to open and close the Left-Side Panel, both in Prep and Presentation modes.
Each Lesson has six sections:
1. Assess Readiness
3. Warm Up
SECTION 1: Assess Readiness – Used to assess whether students have the prerequisite knowledge to complete the Lesson. It consists of a series of diagnostic questions tagged to prerequisite standards. The questions and answers appear in the Left-Side Panel. Visual representations that correspond to the questions are found in the Problems and Models section of the window.
SECTION 2: Misconceptions – Highlights the common misunderstandings that students have when learning a specific concept or standard in the Lesson. Having insight into the potential problems your students may have during the Lesson can help you proactively plan for how to address these misconceptions, should they arise. This section will not appear when you are in Presentation mode.
SECTION 3: Warm Up – A series of math problems designed to give your students a review of the prerequisite skills they need for the Lesson.
a. Warm Up Questions and Answers - In Prep mode, all of the questions are displayed at the same time in the Left-Side Panel. In Presentation mode, the questions are displayed one at a time.
b. Lesson Title – Gives insight into the topics covered as well as the prerequisite standards addressed in the Warm Up.
c. Tab - Allows you to open and close the Left-Side Panel.
d. Print - You can choose to print all of the questions and answers that appear in this section.
e. Warm Up Problem and Models – Area where visual representations corresponding to the Warm Up Questions and Answers are displayed.
f. Progress Bar – Some Lessons have multiple Warm Up items. To view available Warm Up items, hover over the Progress Bar and click on the Warm Up section label. If there are multiple Warm Up items available, they will display as “Warm Up 1”, “Warm Up 2”, etc.
g. Preview/Next Button - Allows you to move from one question to the next within the Warm Up.
SECTION 4: Focus – The core lessons that cover the standard and learning objectives. There are multiple items within the Focus section, and they may be accessed in any order.
a. Focus Questions/Answers – Displays the questions and answers for the Lesson. These questions and answers correspond to the images displayed in the Focus Problems and Models (e). As you progress through the Questions, the images in the Focus Problems and Models may change.
b. Title – Displays the title for the Focus item and corresponding CCSS Mathematical Practice (MP) proficiencies that are addressed in the delivery of this Focus Item.
c. Differentiation – When you click on the light bulb icon, ideas for Differentiation appear in the Left-Side Panel. Here, you can find ideas for both remediation and challenge work for students that relate to this particular Focus item.
d. Print – You can choose to print all of the questions and answers that appear in this Focus lesson.
e. Focus Problem and Models – Area where visual representations that correspond to the Focus Questions/Answers are displayed. The content of this area changes are you progress though the Focus Questions and Answers.
f. Progress Bar – Shows you where you are in the Lesson. Just as in Warm Up, hover over the Progress Bar and then click on the Focus section label to view the different Focus items. Click on any one of the displayed items to open it.
SECTION 5: Extend – Gives ideas for providing further enrichment material in the form of games, projects, or challenges associated with the standard. This section will not appear when you are in Presentation mode.
SECTION 6: Finish – Recaps the Lesson and allows you to mark it as complete. You will be prompted to move the Lesson to the Completed section of a corresponding My Curriculum option.
Prep vs. Presentation Mode
Lessons have two modes: Prep and Presentation. Prep mode was designed to allow you to explore content before delivering it to students. Prep mode allows you to view all sections of a Lesson: Assess Readiness, Misconceptions, Warm Up, Focus, and Extend (a).
Additionally, you can see all of the questions in the Left-Side Panel at one time (b).
In Presentation mode, the screen widens and you can only access the sections of the Lesson that you might show to your class: Assess Readiness, Warm Up, Focus, and Finish (c).
The Left-Side Panel also recedes and is hidden unless you click the Tab to reveal it (d).
Finally, the Left-Side Panel only displays one question at a time in the Warm Up and Focus sections (e).
Concept Trajectory allows you to see how a math concept builds from one grade level to the next. Each trajectory includes the relevant standards and a summary of the concept associated with each standard. To get to the Concept Trajectory page, click on the Concept Trajectory icon located throughout TenMarks Math (Lessons). Each grade level icon has a different color scheme (a).
a. Concept Trajectory Icons by Grade Level
The Concept Trajectory page has many different features:
a. Standard and Concept Focus – Identifies the standard and concept focus of the Lesson.
b. Concept Title – Identifies the overall concept covered by a group of standards.
c. Position Indicator – Shows the position of the current standard that you are looking at.
d. Navigator – A thumbnail image of the entire Concept Trajectory. The red box highlights the view displayed.
e. Zoom Button – Allows you to zoom in and out on the Concept Trajectory.
f. Grade Level – Identifies where one grade level’s content ends and the next level’s content begins.
g. Close Button – Allows you to close the screen and return to where you were in the Lesson.