Welcome to the math digital textbooks for District 203, commonly referred to as the Digi. This guide is an overview of the Digi and suggestions on how to use this resource.


Overview
Each Digi is arranged by the units that we have designed for our curriculum in each course.
Each Unit is designed according to our Targets. Navigation of the targets and units can be done easily.


The Digi consists of five components:
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Investigations include interactive as well as paper and pencil tasks. They are a fantastic way for students to be introduced to the lesson.

Click on the image to the left to see an example of an Investigation.
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Guided Learning includes new concepts, vocabulary, example problems, discussion problem, video examples, and quick checks. They contain oodles of information in concise formats written by teachers as if they are talking to students.

Click on the image to the left to see an example of Guided Learning.
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Quick Quizzes are formative practice for students that can be taken multiple times for mastery. The link takes the student to a Canvas quiz with questions that connect to the target. These quizzes provide opportunity for immediate feedback. Students will know at the end of the quiz which problems they got correct and which problems are incorrect.

Click on the image to the left to see an example of a Quick Quiz.
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Practice Problems are homework and or classwork problems that connect directly to the targets in the Guided Learning and Investigations. The problems have a balance of procedural and conceptual types. Some problems are interactive and others are paper and pencil. Each set of problems has an Answer Bank. Click on the image below to see an example set of Practice Problems.

Click on the image to the left to see an example Practice Problems.
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Extended Problems move beyond the Practice Problems in complexity and rigor.

Click on the image to the left to see an example Extended Problems.

Ways to Use this Digital Resource

  • Encourage reading the Guided Learning and writing down key concepts or questions in a notebook
  • Watch videos in the Guided Learning section to see and hear a problem being worked out
  • Try the Quick Check problems to check for understanding
  • Use the Quick Quizzes as formative checkpoints of the math concepts. The Quick Quizzes can be taken multiple times and give students immediate feedback on whether they got questions right or wrong
  • Try the assigned Practice Problems and use the Answer Bank to check for solutions
  • Look back at the Guided Learning if you have questions about the Practice Problems
  • Ask questions such as, “What do you notice?” “Does this remind you of anything else you’ve done?” “What are all of the things you know are true about the problem.”
  • Encourage talking through problems out loud that he or she may be stuck on
  • Encourage beginning a problem, even if unsure of how to complete the whole problem. By taking small steps forward, your student might be able to work through a problem that originally was intimidating.

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