# La. Admin. Code tit. 28 § CXXXI-333

Current through Register Vol. 50, No. 7, July 20, 2024

**A.**The teacher candidate builds and applies knowledge within grade coherence and vertical alignment of mathematical topics and relationships within and across mathematical domains to identify key mathematical ideas and implement mathematically sound lesson sequences and units of study within high-quality materials that develop student foundational numeracy, conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and ability to solve real-world and mathematical problems to prepare students for success in Algebra I and beyond.

**1.**The teacher candidate appropriately implements effective mathematics instruction using high-quality instructional materials through planning appropriate scaffolding to provide opportunities for students to access and master grade-level standards.

**2.**The teacher candidate anticipates student misconceptions or math difficulty which may arise during a lesson or unit of study, identifies key points in the lesson or unit to check for misconceptions, and identifies appropriate instructional strategies to respond to misconceptions, including but not limited to questioning, whole group discussion, problem sets, instructional tools, and representations that make the mathematics of the lesson explicit.

**3.**The teacher candidate identifies and implements standards-based tasks within high-quality instructional materials using varied strategies, including but not limited to real-life applications, manipulatives, models, and diagrams/pictures that present opportunities for instruction and assessment.

**4.**The teacher candidate customizes lessons and practice sets within high-quality instructional materials that include scaffolding and differentiation of mathematical content to provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate mastery.

**5.**The teacher candidate uses student data to identify appropriate student groupings, such as pairs or small groups, to develop student conceptual understanding, skill, and fluency with mathematical content as well as independent mathematical thinking.

**6.**The teacher candidate provides effective interventions for all students by using an accelerated learning approach, connecting unfinished learning to new learning within grade-level content, and utilizing high-quality materials to provide just-in-time support, especially for students with difficulty in mathematics.

**B.**The teacher candidate applies understanding of student mathematical language development to provide regular opportunities during instruction for students to explain understanding both in writing and orally through classroom conversations.

**1.**The teacher candidate explains the connection between informal language to precise mathematical language to develop student ability to use precise mathematical language in explanations and discussions.

**C.**The teacher candidate applies understanding of the intersection of mathematical content and mathematical practices to provide regular, repeated opportunities for students to exhibit the math practices while engaging with the mathematical content of the lesson, including but not limited to the following:

**1.**using appropriate prompting and questioning that allows students to refine mathematical thinking and build upon understanding of the mathematical content of the lesson;

**2.**posing challenging problems that offer opportunities for productive struggle and for encouraging reasoning, problem solving, and perseverance in solving problems through an initial difficulty;

**3.**facilitating student conversations in which students are encouraged to discuss each other's thinking in order to clarify or improve mathematical understanding;

**4.**providing opportunities for students to choose and use appropriate tools when solving a problem; and

**5.**prompting students to explain and justify work and providing feedback that guides students to produce revised explanations and justifications.

**D.**The teacher candidate applies knowledge of mathematical topics and relationships within and across mathematical domains to select or design and use a range of ongoing classroom assessments, including but not limited to diagnostic, formal and informal, formative and summative, oral and written, which determine student mastery of gradelevel standards in order to inform and adjust planning and instruction.

**1.**The teacher candidate identifies student difficulties, errors, unfinished learning, and inconsistencies in student knowledge, skills, and mathematical reasoning to accelerate or scaffold student learning during lesson implementation, using, but not limited to, the following strategies:

**a.**oral and written explanations of the elements and structures of mathematics and the meaning of procedures, analogies, and real-life experiences;

**b.**manipulatives, models, and pictures or diagrams; and

**c.**problem sets.

**2.**The teacher candidate uses student data to address difficulty with mathematics and uses trends in assessment results to plan, instructional strategies, learning acceleration, and enrichment opportunities for students within adopted high-quality instructional units of study.

**3.**The teacher candidate effectively uses student data to make instructional decisions. Student data includes but is not limited to classroom observation of discussion, oral reasoning, work samples, formative assessment, and summative assessment.

**4.**The teacher candidate regularly monitors student performance and student understanding.

La. Admin. Code tit. 28, § CXXXI-333