Build a lasting foundation for math proficiency right from the start The ‘math’ is on the wall: unless we can instill in our youngest mathematicians a solid understanding of number sense, they have little hope of mastering the more rigorous fractions and algebra that lie ahead. A key piece is identifying precisely where students are likely to struggle, then intervening with smart, targeted instruction. That's where Witzel and Riccomini's Building Number Sense Through the Common Core fits in.Grounded in research-supported instruction with aligned assessments to ensure comprehension, this essential resource provides: Teaching strategies that build number sense skills, including quantity and cardinality, numeral/number recognition, fact fluency, math language, and moreAdaptations for students with specific needs, including English learners and students with disabilities, based on an RTI approach Guidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testingUser-friendly charts, tables, and sample math problems for planning curriculum and lessons Discover strategies that enable your students to develop a fundamental sense for numbers and create a lasting foundation for math proficiency! ‘The authors describe how each common standard should be taught, which makes this a quick and immensely useful resource. I've already begun using the strategies with my fellow teachers.’ Deborah Gordon, Third-Grade TeacherMadison School District, Phoenix, AZ ‘This is an evidence based, accessible manual on how, why, and what to teach. Well written with effective examples and scenarios to illustrate key points, this book should be read by anyone interested in improving outcomes for children in mathematics.’ Annmarie Urso, Assistant ProfessorState University of New York at Geneseo

# Chapter 3: Assessment and Progress Monitoring of Number Sense

### Assessment and Progress Monitoring of Number Sense

Assessment and progress monitoring of number sense

Assessments are the headlights of instruction. Without them you might make it to your destination, but you are much more likely to get lost.

Paul J. Riccomini

In this chapter, we present and discuss the purposes of assessments and the importance of properly assessing number sense in mathematics. We briefly discuss four common assessments used to evaluate number sense and provide examples of each. Additionally we discuss the importance of conducting error analysis procedures to pinpoint student error patterns to guide instruction. We will conclude with a brief discussion and description of the Race to the Top Assessment Program that is funding the development of a new Comprehensive Assessment System to be rolled out ...