This article will cover how to assign and modify Math Units:
- How do I assign Math Units?
- How do I edit Math Units?
- How do I add End-of-Unit Assessments to a Math Unit?
Assign Math Unit
First: Assign End-of-Unit Assessment(s)
- From the Math Unit page, click Assign Math Unit.
- If you teach multiple sections, specify the section you’d like to assign the Math Unit to in the upper right corner.
- Select the start date and due date for the Unit (Note that selecting a very short time span (less than 2 weeks) might make the project difficult to find on student Year pages)
- Select which End-of-Unit-Assessment you’ll assign to your students
- Click on the End-of-Unit-Assessment to select
- You can select "All" to select all End-of-Unit-Assessments
- Select which students you'll assign to
- Click Assign All Students to automatically assign the Unit to all students in the section, or check the box to the right of a student’s name to individually assign the Unit to a student
- Once you’re done assigning the Unit to selected students, click “Next: Select Cool Downs to Assign”
*You may see “Unassigned” or "Unassigning" next to a student’s name. This indicates that the student has been unassigned from the selected End-of-Unit-Assessment. You may also see “Unit Unassigned” next to a student’s name. This indicates that all of the End-of-Unit-Assessments of the Math Unit have been previously unassigned from the student. It’s possible that the student(s) could have done work in a previous notebook. Check out how students can retrieve their previous work.
Next: Assign Cool Downs
- Select cooldowns to assign to students. The selected cooldown will be highlighted in light blue.
- You can either Assign All students or you can check the box to the right of a student’s name to individually assign the cooldown to students.
- You can also Select Entire Cooldown to assign all nested resources and activities to students.
- Once you’re done assigning cooldowns, activities, and resources, click Next: Differentiate Resources.
Next: Differentiate Resources
- Select differentiated activities and resources to assign to students. The selected activities and resources will have orange text explaining which groups would benefit from the material.
- You can assign these differentiated resources to groups that you created in the Learners tab.
- Click Save Assignment. To return to the Math Unit's Overview page, click Close.
Once you've created a Math Unit, you can edit the Math Unit and add an End-of-Unit Assessment, concept lessons, activities, and resources. From the Math Unit page, click Edit Math Unit to make changes to the following sections:
Math Unit Info
- Unit Name: Edit the name of the Math Unit
- Courses: Enter the name of the course you’d like the Math Unit to belong to. A Math Unit can be in multiple Courses
- Project Info: You can change the Essential Question, Enduring Understanding, and the Description of the Math Unit. You can also view the Adaptations And Modifications provided by the Curriculum Team
- Decide whether you'd like the Math Unit to be supplementary by checking the Supplementary Math Unit checkbox. Supplementary Math Units can be added to Courses toward the end of the year for Math Units that will be completed after school has already ended
- Decide whether you'd like to allow teachers from other schools and districts to use this Math Unit by checking the Curriculum Sharing checkbox. Learn more about sharing your curriculum
- Add Math Concepts to your Math Unit where it says, "The end-of-unit assessment will be assessed on:". You can click View Rubric to see the rubrics for the Concepts associated with the Unit
- End-of-Unit Assessment: Click on the titles of the End-of-Unit Assessments to edit the details related to each End-of-Unit Assessment. You can also add your own by selecting Add End-of-Unit Assessment. Type the title and a description of the End-of-Unit Assessment you will assess at the end of the Math Unit. You should attach a default template file for the End-of-Unit Assessment. When assigned to students, each student will receive their own editable copy of this template and submit the Math Unit via the Summit Learning Platform. You can attach a blank Google document or copy an existing Google document from your Google Drive. Click Save
- Note that Math Units with time-constrained End-of-Unit Assessments will initially be assigned to students as blank document files. When students are ready to complete the End-of-Unit Assessment, they will be assigned an activity with a copy of the actual End-of-Unit Assessment. Students should submit their work on the original blank document in the time given.
Learn more about adding End-of-Unit Assessments to Math Units.
Math Unit Plan
- Cooldowns: You can view all the Cooldowns for the Math Unit here. To add your own, click Add Cooldown. Type the title and any relevant details for the work you want students to get feedback on before completing the End-of-Unit Assessment. You can attach a blank Google document or copy an existing Google document from your Google Drive. Additionally, you can check the boxes next to any of the relevant Math Concepts you added to the End-of-Unit Assessment for this particular cooldown. Click Save
- Activities and Resources: You can view the Activities and Resources that are under each cooldown and add your own. Click Add Activity or Add Resource under the relevant cooldown. Type the title and any relevant details for your Activities and Resources. You can attach a blank Google document or copy an existing Google document from your Google Drive. For resources, you can also include links to websites or videos.
Learn more about adding cooldowns, activities, and resources to Math Units.
- In order to add Focus Areas to the Math Unit, you must first add the Math Unit to a course (see the Math Unit Info section above)
- If the Math Unit already belongs to a course, you’ll see the Focus Areas that are in that course. Check the boxes next to the Focus Areas that are relevant to the Math Unit
- Pacing: Type the amount of time it'll take to complete the Math Unit.
- Materials: The supply list for the Math Unit. Click Add to upload your own list of supplies from your Google Drive. Keep in mind that if you change this file in your Google Drive later, you'll have to re-upload it for others to see the changes
- Standards: The standards that the Math Unit covers
When you’re finished editing the Math Unit, click Save and Close to exit.
Keep in mind that the Math Unit will save automatically while you are editing each section. You can see what time the Math Unit was last saved at the bottom of the page.
Important Note: Once you edit a Math Unit, you will not be able to accept updates to the Math Unit from the Base Curriculum without overriding your edits. In order to both preserve your edits and accept updates, you will have to manually update the Math Unit by editing it to mirror the changes made in the Base Curriculum.
Math Units with time-constrained End-of-Unit Assessments will initially be assigned to students as blank documents. When students are ready to complete the Final Product, they will be assigned an activity with a copy of the actual End-of-Unit Assessment. Students should submit their work on the original blank document during the time given.
To add an End-of-Unit Assessment to a Math Unit:
- From the Math Unit page, click Edit Math Unit
- Click End-of-Unit Assessment, then click Add End-of-Unit Assessment
- Enter the title and any details for the End-of-Unit Assessment
- Indicate whether students will submit a Google Doc, Weblink (ex: websites, videos), or Nothing
- If students will submit a Google Doc, you'll need to indicate whether students will be given a blank doc, presentation, or spreadsheet, or if you'll be providing a custom template. If you provide a custom template, students will receive their own copy of the template to submit via the Summit Learning Platform. You can choose a Google Doc from your Google Drive
- Select which Math Concepts you'd like to assess in this End-of-Unit Assessment. You can add descriptions for the Math Concepts
- Add any teaching materials you'd like other teachers to be able to view
- Click Save
- Click Save and Close to finish editing the Math Unit
To delete an End-of-Unit-Assessment from a Math Unit
- From the Math Unit page, click Edit Math Unit
- Click End-of-Unit-Asessment, then click into the End-of-Unit-Assessment
- Scroll down and click the trash can icon to delete the End-of-Unit-Assessment
*If the End-of-Unit-Assessment has already been assigned to your students, your students will no longer be able to see or work in the End-of-Unit-Assessment.