Friday, July 12, 2013

Crash Course in Guided Math and Math Workshop 101

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http://www.inspiremeasap.blogspot.com/2013/07/crash-course-in-guided-math-and-math.html

36 comments:

Courtney Bartlett said...

This looks wonderful! I tried doing guided math last year and I just couldn't get into a rhythm. This is on my wishlist. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

Swimming into Second

ivett Castillo-Levy said...

I am so glad you posted this blog. I have your bundle sitting in my wishlist. However, I am unsure if this would be fourth grade appropriate. Although, I do not have my class list I usually get the the lower groups according to state standardized test scores. Our focus is mainly on multiplication, division, and fractions. Are there portions of this bundle that address these particular concepts?
Ivett

Barbara said...

I decided that this upcoming school year I would revamp my math instruction and this is how I decided to do this. I'm a fourth grade teacher and really want to try something new with my kiddos. We don't do our MAP testing until after all the primary grades have done theirs. Do you start the workshop and guided math prior to your MAP testing based on assessments you have given?

Lauren said...

Have you read Comprehending Mathematics by Arthur Hyde? He bridges mathematical teaching with reading strategies and it's an eye opening read! I suggest reading it to anyone interested in improving their mathematics instruction! Catherine Twomey Fosnot's books about Young Mathematicians at Work is fantastic too. All of Bob Wright's resources for Teaching Number will blow your mind too!

Can't wait to take a look at your new resources!

Lauren
Go Fourth and Inspire

4321Teach said...

Great post about the basics of guided math. I have used it for the past two years. The best part is that the kids LOVE it.

EmilyK

Kimberley said...

my big focus this year is going to be on guided math and individual math conferences. Thank you for doing such an amazing job explaining what you do!

Kimberley
First in Maine

Jessica said...

I bought this and already set up my board in the classroom. I am now researching and creative tons of engaging math workshop activities. I am doing some pre-tests and everything! You're making me go all out for this! THanks so much! My kids are going to benefit greatly from this!

Jessica*

The Teacher Talk

Teachntex said...

I'm teaching 2nd grade Math for the first time. I've taught 4th grade Math, but it has been over 7 years. This was a really good refresher. Thank you!

Kristin
Teachntex

Patti Wilson said...

Thank you for sharing! Do you change what the independent groups do weekly based on skill being taught? What are the other students doing while you work with small group?

Patti

Kim said...

This post was great! Revamping my math instruction is my goal for the new school year. Your ideas are wonderful. I am going to go check out all your goodies on TPT. I am about the read Math Work Station by Debbie Diller. Thanks so much for sharing!

Bobbi said...

I love, love this post!! I have been doing guided math for three years now and I feel that I get better each year, but I like the idea of a math workshop (I am huge into the benefits of reading workshop). I have to admit, my low and middle groups get the same lesson with different levels of support, but my higher kids do get a challenge when they are with me. I love the idea of the kids keeping track of their progress - usually I am just the one who knows their pre-test and post-test. I think it would be great to staple their recording sheet with their pre-tests and post-tests and send it home for parents to see!

Thank you so much for this post!
Bobbi
Bitty Bilinguals

Brittany said...

Oh man, this would be a lifesaver! Our district threw out both the math and reading curriculum and I don't even know where to start. My wish list is getting out of control ;)

Denise Jarrell said...

Thank-you so much for this informational post. Yesterday I bought your Crash Course and was totally amazed with that so this was the perfect way to start my day!

Kristy said...

Thank you for posting this. I teach first grade and we are departmentalizing next year. I'll be teaching math/science. Are these packs something I would be able to use in first grade or are they for older grades?
Teachin' First
krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

Liz C said...

looks fabulous!
I'll repeat Kristy ^ question above - I teach K-1, is the pack suitable?

Jennie said...

What wonderful information! This post will be a resource I come back to several times to read and apply to my instruction. I'm beginning Guided Math with my 4th graders and this is just the support I needed. Thank you so much for sharing and I can't wait to read more!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi Kristy and Liz!!! Thanks for the question! Yes, I do believe is suitable for you kiddos! Guided math/math workshop is more of a philosophy and a way to teach, which is what all the files focus on. Rather than including grade level specific math content (place value, geometry, etc.), this file is more for the teacher and provides the teacher with information and resources to effectively use small group math instruction. It provides templates for lesson plans, conferences, scheduling, feedback forms, learning targets, etc. The combined file has both guided math and math workshop, plus the math binder cover pages and Venn diagram. Long story short, yes, I believe it is adaptable for teachers of grades K-5!!! THANKS for visiting our blog!!! :)

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

Hi Jessica (Teacher Talk!)- I would love if you were to send me some pictures of your bulletin board that you set up already in your classroom!!!! :) melissa

reederb said...

Our school just adopted a new math program which pretty much dictates whole group instruction and small group instruction for RTI only. I am not sure if math workshop will be doable with our new math program. Any thoughts?

thenappyewe said...

As usual, you ladies have out done yourselves! I can say that after a rough year last year, that your products helped to make the year run smoother! Your Guided Math 101 is JUST what I needed for the upcoming year! I have purchased it, and I cannot wait to use what I am learning from you! Thank you again!

Lucy Ravitch said...

Wow! This post looks like it too you a while and it's so full of great info. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge!
Kids Math Teacher

Meghan said...

WOW! I just found this as a link from Pinterest and I am SO impressed! Thank you so much for this wealth of information. I can't wait to take a look at some of your links! I have always done some sort of "guided math groupings" at least 3 days a week for the past few years but without as much accountability for the students. It's really just been my way to manage their learning as our class sizes kept increasing. I LOVE the idea of them graphing their pre and post assessments and providing the formative assessments along the way. This post inspired me so much! Thank you!!!!!

Miss B. said...

I just got back from a guided math trainer conference in Chicago so I'm hoping to get some blog posts up in the next week or so. Love to see how you structure your math instruction in your classroom- fun to read and lots of helpful tips! :-) I agree there aren't many resources out there.

Real Teachers Learnw

Kelly Koonce said...

This is an amazing post! I am teaching math again this coming year after just doing language arts for three and this is exactly what I needed to read to pep me up!

I realize this post took you a TON of time to write, but I am so thankful that you did!!!!!

Kelly
Koonce’s Korner

Loralee Landers said...

Thank you for sharing!

I think you would love the book, Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings by Kassia Omohundro Wedekind ...It is excellent!

Kelly England said...

Love this information!! Thank you for taking the time to write it. It is exactly what I have been looking for to start guided math. Do you teach a whole group lesson first of teach all your lesson in guidec math lessons? Thanks again!!

Bailey said...

This is great information! Currently I am teaching 6th grade math I'm hoping to start guided math or math workshop this year. Which do u think would work better?

Sonia Bajaj said...

Excellent blog post, This is a great tutorial of Math. I must say you are doing a great job
Sonia

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Sonia Bajaj said...

Very well written post on basic guided Math
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