BUILD Guided Math

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by gutterballjen, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. gutterballjen

    gutterballjen Comrade

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Apr 8, 2011

    I've noticed that a lot of the schools I sub in started to use the BUILD guided math program for their lower grades. It's something that I definitely want to learn more about but am having trouble finding information about it. Is there a book that this is based off of? I know the Sisters are working on their D5 math program, is it related to this?
  3. m1trLG2

    m1trLG2 Companion

    Jan 29, 2011
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    Apr 17, 2011

    Found this as related to BUILD math but not sure if it's what you're talking about.

    It seems similar to D5 math which seems similar to a CGI math approach that I have been introduced to. I think the concept is to give students familiar tools to aid in a natural approach to problem solving. Rather than teaching them "this is how you add' allow them to explore adding and figure out how it works in a way that makes sense to them.

    I love this at young levels... however I think it is the complete opposite of building a solid foundation for later math. I have not yet seen a good argument for how this transfers to algebra, geometry, or calculus.

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