All the forms and information needed for setting up a guided math class!
Cover Page for your Fancy Binder
Problem Solving Strategies Poster
Short Answer Response Rubric
Mathematician Class Contract
Focus Points Form
Small Group Observation Chart
Teacher Journal Prompts for Students
Student Reflection Journal Prompts
Teacher Rubric for Journal Comments
Rotation Cards for 4 Rotations
A- At Your Seat
C- Choice Board
E- Extend Your Thinking
S- Students with Teacher
Guided Math Schedule
The Guided Math Set Up can be tweaked to fit any grade level. This particular set up is used for 4 groups with approximately 7 students per group.
To implement with Common Core, make sure to emphasize the students proving their work, and make them solve problems in multiple ways (asking why, and for them to explain their thinking)
Students will get a choice board of sorts, and they will be in “guided math” on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They will meet with the teacher for approximately two 15 minute sessions, and the rest of the time, they will have to fulfill the requirements in their choice board of the week.
If students are not on task, then can loose points (see “Mathematician Focus Points”). Each time I look up and they are off task, they loose points.
Make sure to preassess students each week, or by “chapter” (determined by the teacher). This is how groups should be determined weekly.
Day 1: Go over, what is Guided Math? Determine classroom rules for guided math, and post in the room. Have students glue these into their Journals About Math (J.A.M.)
Strategies: Post mathematical strategies and go over these strategies – one a week – until students are familiar with all of them.
Short Answer Rubric – To Use for the Extend Your Thinking _ Writing about math (make sure to focus upon the math vocabulary mathematicians are using)
Small Group Form – Fill this out to have documentation of how students are progressing during small group time with the teacher (as well as upon individual standards).
After a Guided Math session, I post a journal prompt at least 2 days a week to have students reflect upon their learning. (Usually I do this on Tues/Thursday, and students do an informal formative post-it assessment on Wednesday).
In this pack, are:
=Sample journaling prompts the teacher can give the students
-Same journal prompt starters (students can write their own prompts eventually)
-Teacher rubric to give feedback to students about their journaling prompts.