“I have never done centers/stations before and this will make implementing them so much easier.”
One day a week I do not teach a new math lesson. Instead, I have my version of Guided Math. This allows me to differentiate in a very manageable way.
Common Core State Standards are rigorous! Therefore, Guided Math days are a welcome time of reflection and enjoyment for both my students and me. I have time to re-teach specific skills to students who need them while facilitating engaging (Paper-Free!!) centers for the remainder of the class.
How It Works:
Three groups of students rotate through three stations simultaneously—Partner Up, Teacher Time, and iMath. For me, these centers last between 20-30 minutes.
--Partner Up: Students work with a partner or two using simple, paper-free manipulatives to practice relevant skills. This is typically disguised as a game. :-)
--Teacher Time: Students work with the teacher to review concepts not yet mastered.
--iMath: Students use an iPad or iPod to open an engaging app relating to the math unit. This is sometimes a game-oriented app or perhaps a guided tutorial.
This is well worth your math time once a week. This Step-By-Step Curriculum Guide supports CCSS in Operations and Algebraic Thinking (Multiplication) and will kick-start your Guided Math Experience!
Thank your for your interest and I hope you enjoy this product from Project Hallway!
To use this guide to its fullest, you will need access to playing cards, dice, dry-erase boards & markers, iPads/iPods for 1/3 of your class if students work independently or 1/6 of your class if students work in pairs.
With your purchase, you will receive:
*Teaching Notes Covering:
--How It Works
--Sample Rotation Schedule
--Group Planning Template
--On Guided Math Day
*Paper-Free Math Activities (with Examples!) Including:
--Win, Lose, or Draw (Multiplication Facts)
--Two Way Street (Commutative Property of Multiplication)
--Guilty By Association (Associative Property of Multiplication)
--Group-a-loop (Combining Groups of Equal Objects)
*List of Suggested iPad/iPod Applications to Support CCSS Multiplication
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