Tina's Teaching Treasures

Aug
4

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to installment #3 of my guided math series!

If you haven't checked out post #1 (Set up and Organization) and post #2 (Session Set Up), make sure you check those out too! 

Okay, so you want to do the really rich, differentiated, amazing learning with your small group.  You are all set for guided math and you are PUMPED! But...what about the other 15 kiddos? They can't just sit and watch. So, what are the other kids doing? 

LEARNING! PRACTICING! BECOMING MATHEMATICIANS! Your other students will be practicing important math skills and building the confidence and…

Read full post »

Jul
20

Hey everyone! 

I'm back with the next installment of my guided math series!  Last time, we learned about setting up and planning your ideas and your teacher stuff.  Now we will learn about setting up your student stuff and planning your session with purpose. 

When you only have 20 minutes or so, it is important that you are ready to roll and use all of those minutes for learning. So...what to do with those 20 minutes? I like to break mine down into a 5 minute "before" or "get goin'" activity, 10 minutes of "modeled and guided math" and 5 minutes to explain the "after" task and tidy up. …

Read full post »

Jul
13

I know I've said it over and over, but small group time is my fave!!  Having a diverse group of learners means differentiation is key! Small group is the best way to do that! 

Guided math allows your students to have personalized, focussed attention and help from you and a group of selected peers to complete some math work.  If can be simple basics or tricky multi-step problems.  You can use guided math for any topic in your math program! But, if you are anything like me - you can't begin to think about the content until you have a structure.  So, I'm sharing my structure (prettily packaged…

Read full post »

Tina's Blog

See More »