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What you need to know before starting guided math, how to start math workshop

What you need to know before you start Guided Math

You want to start guided math next year, but don’t know where to start? Let me do my best to share with you some tips to get you started. What is guided math? To me, guided math is teaching students in small groups. The small groups are organized by ability, so I am able to

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5 reasons why math groups don't work, and how you can avoid these mistakes

5 Reasons Why Math Groups Don’t Work

Many teachers have tried teaching using small groups. However, they think that math groups are too complicated and tend of quit before Thanksgiving comes around. Their math groups may not have been successful, because they really weren’t teaching guided math. Guided math is more than just putting up a cute rotations board and grouping students.

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goals for the first five days of math workshop - setting up math workshop

Goals for the First 5 Days of Math Workshop

It’s Friday and school starts next week!  This means I have 3 ‘work days’ to get ready before my students come in all excited and ready to learn! 🙂 I’ve been thinking about my math block A LOT.  I am SO thankful that I wrote this detailed blog post of how I ran my math

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Organizing Anecdotal Notes

Organizing All Your Notes in One Place

Today I’m going to share with you a notebook that I created to help keep all my notes together. This notebook is going to combine 3 notebooks into one. First, It will serve as a spot for me to check the status of my class (what book they are reading). Second, it will store anecdotal

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How to Plan & Organize Your Guided Math Groups

The school year is halfway through.  If you’re like me, you are thankful for this winter break and are enjoying time with family.  You are also using your break to review what is working in your classroom and what needs to be changed. Today I will share with you how you can set up and organize

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Math Sorts – A Math Workshop Station

I’m always on the lookout for math stations that will make math workshop run smoothly.  Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite math stations: Math Sorts!  Why use math sorts? There is no prep!  Just print, place at a math station, and you’re done! They are organized by standard! You can

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