Aprendizaje Temprano de las Matemáticas
Aprendizaje Temprano de las Matemáticas™ (ATM) is a Spanish translation and adaptation of Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM), the Moving Up! Mathematics™ core (Tier 1) program for kindergarten students. With instruction in Spanish, ATM provides the foundation for every student to develop conceptual understanding and procedural fluency with critical kindergarten mathematics concepts and skills.
Aprendizaje Temprano de las Matemáticas (ATM) is a Spanish kindergarten core (Tier 1) mathematics curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards. ATM, which has been field tested and iteratively revised based on teacher feedback, is designed to develop foundational knowledge and conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts for a full range of learners.
Because Aprendizaje Temprano de las Matemáticas is a translation of and directly aligned to Early Learning in Mathematics, you can be confident that students being taught in Spanish with ATM are learning the same math content as students being taught in English with ELM.
Each of the 120 lessons includes:
- 30 minutes of teacher-facilitated whole-class instruction;
- 15 minutes for students to engage in written Math Practice worksheets;
- Additional 15 minutes of calendar activities to teach, reinforce, and apply math concepts and skills in the context of “morning circle” time.
Lessons are composed of 4 to 5 activities and include initial instruction, practice, and review.
Three learning strands, Number and Operations, Geometry, and Measurement, incorporate all the domains and standards in the CCSS-M for kindergarten.
Students are exposed to numbers through 100, with the goal of mastery of numbers 1 – 30.
ATM was developed and evaluated with funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education
- Students develop conceptual understanding through engagement with mathematical models, including number lines, hundreds chart, ten-frames, finger models, tally marks, and base-ten models.
- Procedural Fluency and Automaticity is achieved through systematic practice and review within and across lessons, with frequent opportunities for student engagement.
- Vocabulary and Discourse are featured throughout the program.
- Key mathematical vocabulary is identified and explicitly taught and reviewed.
- Scripted lessons ensure continuity and precise definitions.
- Students are provided opportunities to use mathematical vocabulary to reason and provide justification.
- Quarterly In-Program Assessments gauge students’ mastery of objectives.
Instructional Design Components
- Unique strand design introduces skills gradually through explicit instruction and continues practice across lessons.
- Problem-solving activities are the focus of every fifth lesson
- Home-School connections occur daily as every Math Practice worksheet includes a “Note Home” in English and Spanish, summarizing math concepts addressed in the daily lesson and providing suggestions for additional practice at home.
- Kids Are Teachers (KAT) activities allow a student to act as the “teacher” and lead a variety of math activities.
Materials are available in two different formats:
- Convenient, downloadable PDF format. Once the PDFs are purchased, copies may be made according to the Distribution License Agreement.
- Pre-printed by the University of Oregon Printing Services Department.
Materials may be purchased together as a Teacher Kit. The Quarterly Teacher Books, Calendar Book, and Math Practice worksheets may also be purchased separately.
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Libros de Lecciones Trimestrales (Quarterly Teacher Books) include:
- A teacher’s Guide.
- 120 thirty-minute, teacher-directed lessons divided into four books of 30 lessons each.
- A list of manipulatives and a list of Program Support Materials needed for program implementation.
- A teacher copy of the Math Practice worksheets for each lesson.
Libro de actividades para la hora del calendario (Calendar Book)
- Daily 15-minute lessons (in addition to the 30-minute ATM lessons)
- Monthly objectives include saying the days of the week, identifying what day is yesterday and tomorrow, saying the months and seasons of the year, counting the number of days before an event and identifying patterns on the hundreds chart.
Práctica de Matemáticas (Math Practice worksheets)
- Daily 15-minute, written worksheets
- Reinforce objectives for each lesson
- Include a “Note Home” with tips to practice concepts and skills
- Available in the Teacher Kit as a class set of 30 copies. Individual licenses are also sold separately.
El Gran Libro de los Números (Big Number Book)
- Read-aloud poems introduce numbers 1-12.
Program Support Materials
Includes reproducible materials:
- Quarterly Assessments with directions, student record form, class summary, and student worksheet
- Number Cards (with and without number models of ten-frames, tallies, fingers, and base-ten models)
- Shape, Vocabulary, Addition and Subtraction Cards
- Place Value Mat
- Quarterly Activity Tables
- KAT (Kids are Teachers) materials
- Family letter in English and Spanish
Required manipulatives are commonly available in kindergarten classrooms or may be purchased from educational retailers.
Our Research to Your Classroom
Early Learning in Mathematics, the English version of ATM, has shown positive outcomes for students. The Spanish program uses the same conceptual framework and instructional design principles as the English program. In addition, objectives and math content of the two programs are identical and directly aligned.
The following is a summary of research results related to Early Learning in Mathematics, the English program.
- At-risk children in ELM classrooms made significantly greater gains from pretest to posttest than their not-at-risk peers in ELM classrooms, a pattern that was not found in control classrooms.
- All effect sizes meet the What Works Clearinghouse standards (WWC, 2011) for showing a “substantively important positive effect”.
- Overall, results would describe ELM as having a “statistically significant positive effect” on student outcomes.
A randomized control trial of ELM was conducted with 64 classrooms. Control classrooms used district-adopted kindergarten curricula, and mathematics instructional time was controlled. We examined intervention effects by testing differences between ELM and control classrooms on changes in primary outcomes from the beginning to the end of kindergarten. Primary outcomes included the Test of Early Mathematics Ability (TEMA), and Early Numeracy-Curriculum Based Measures (EN-CBM). The study sample was comprised of kindergarten students at-risk (66%) or not-at-risk (34%). On the math measures, TEMA (t = 3.29, p = .0017) and the EN-CBM (t = 2.54, p = .0138), children in ELM classrooms outperformed children in control classrooms. The Hedge’s g effect sizes were .24 on the TEMA and .22 on EN-CBM. Furthermore, at-risk children in ELM classrooms made significantly greater gains from pretest to posttest than their not-at-risk peers in ELM classrooms, a pattern that was not found in control classrooms. All effect sizes meet the What Works Clearinghouse standards (WWC, 2011) for showing a “substantively important positive effect” and overall results would describe ELM as having a “statistically significant positive effect” on student outcomes.
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