Chapter 1 begins with a brief discussion of how math was taught years ago, followed by an introduction to the instructional components of the Guided Math Model. It also gives a brief overview of how this would look in a classroom.

__Instructional Components of the Guided Math Model__

- A Classroom Environment of Numeracy

*"An organized mathematical support system for*

*students requires that we encourage children to use manipulatives*

*, compute, compare, categorize, question, estimate, solve problems, converse and write about their thinking process."*More information about this will be in Chapter 2.

- Morning Math Warm-Ups and Calendar Board Activities

- Whole Class Instruction

- Guided Math Instruction with Small Groups of Students

*"This allows teachers to closely observe student work, monitor student attention, provided strong support for struggling learns and provide extra challenges for proficient learners."*write Sammons on page 21. Check out Chapter 5 for more information.

- Math Workshop

- Individual Conferences

- An Ongoing System of Assessment

I was trained with the AMSTI model for math instruction and we use the Investigations math series. I think this lends itself to the Guided Math Model. In our program we currently have in place whole group instruction, math workshop and a number of the day routine. I need additional work with structuring and implementing my guided math instruction. I am lacking with ongoing assessment and individual conferences. I how to improve these areas over the summer.

I am linking up with Brenda at Primary Inspired

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