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
- Morning Math Warm-Ups and Calendar Board Activities
- Whole Class Instruction
- Guided Math Instruction with Small Groups of Students
- 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.
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