Elementary Curriculum Support:
SOL Practice Items including Technology-Enhanced Items and Practice GuidesIn April 2013, additional practice items for each SOL mathematics test were posted on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Web site. Practice items provided examples of new content included in the 2009 SOL, the increased rigor reflected in the new SOL, and the new technology-enhanced items. The sets of practice items and the guides are posted on the Virginia Department of Education Web site Please note that the practice items are samples only. They do not cover all mathematics content for the grade level or course, nor do they provide examples of all types of functionality that may be found in the test items.Algebraic Properties for Grades 3 - Algebra II
Direct link to the document: Algebraic Properties (PDF)
Number and Number Sense Modules for Grades K-5The previously released Number and Number Sense Modules for Grades K-5 have now been realigned, edited, and updated to reflect the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning. You can find direct links to the grade-level lesson plans through the Mathematics Instructional Resources Web site on the ‘Elementary School’ tab.Mathematics Vocabulary Word Wall Cards for Grades K-5Mathematics vocabulary word wall cards provide a display of mathematics content words and associated visual cues to assist in vocabulary development. The cards should be used as an instructional tool for teachers and then as a reference for all students, particularly English learners and students with disabilities. The vocabulary word wall cards are posted in both PDF and DOCX format and are available for grades K-5 at this time.
Note that the database of sample lesson plans is searchable by keyword or by selecting individual SOL. Files are provided in .pdf (PDF) format by default, but if you access files by selecting individual SOL in the table of SOL, you can also access the .doc (MS WORD) version of each file.
Instructional Videos for TeachersADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
1 - 2009 Standards of Learning, Curriculum Framework and Test Blueprints
2 - Pacing and Unit Guides2nd Grade and 3rd Grade Pacing Guide Overview and Unit Guides (based on 2009 Standards) are located in Google Docs. Contact your school's ITRT for assistance if needed.Pacing guides are always a work in progress. Please keep notes regarding your experiences with the pacing guide and associated assessments. This information will be used to improve the pacing guide over time.
3 - Problem Solving FrameworkFour-Square Problem Solving is a framework that can be used to teach students how to solve mathematical word problems.
4 - Released Tests (2001 Standards)Please note that K-2 standards will not be tested on the 3rd grade SOL test after the spring 2011 test. Electronic practice assessments (ePATs) for some released tests are available through Pearson.
5 - 2001 Enhanced Scope and Sequence Plus
T/TAC has made the "Plus" version of the Enhanced Scope and Sequence documents for the 2001 standards available on their website.6 - Teaching Student-Centered MathematicsEach school has access to the book Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics. A physical copy of this resource can be found is every school.