Are you interested in math centers, but don’t know what to do during your small group instruction time? Perhaps you tried using your math textbook but found you wasted time deciding which problems to complete and which to skip? I faced this exact problem. I only had 15 to 20 minutes with each small group.
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Teachers are given a curriculum map to follow, but it doesn’t always go as planned. Every student is different and sometimes you have to spend that extra week(s) on fractions or a few more days on elapsed time. This all sounds like something a good teacher would do. The problem? If you are an upper
Why use math sorts? Discussions Differentiation Aligned to the standards No-prep FUN! 1. Discussions We constantly tell students to show their work or explain their thinking. Using math sorts weekly will give students practice in putting their thinking into words. Your students will use math vocabulary as they explain how they sorted their cards. They
It was my second year of teaching 3rd grade when I decided to move towards a math workshop model. My students were struggling with many math concepts and whole group instruction was not helping. The idea of math centers sounds great, but it can quickly get overwhelming. I’ve listed some problems I faced and also
In this blog post I will share with you some ideas on how you can use money to introduce decimals. You will also find a free printable you can use during guided math groups to compare decimals. The Standards Below are the standards that are covered in the following activities. 4.NF.7 – I can compare two
It’s around this time of year that things start to get a little stressful. You feel like you have so much to go over and so little time. It won’t do anyone any good to just pick random worksheets to review each day before the big test. That’s not the best way to use your