How long do you have math each day?

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    Our district encourages us to have 1 hour of math daily. I cannot for the life of me find the time. I currently have a 35 minute time block for math, as well as about 10 minutes during calendar time. So, 45 minutes total.

    How long do you have math each day?
     
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    We are actually supposed to do 90 minutes of math. My block is split up so we do calendar, math talks, etc. for the 10 minutes between lunch and specials, then 15 minutes for a lesson, about 45 for small group/math workstations, 10 minutes math journals.

    I agree it's really hard to fit it all in.
     
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    I also do about 45 minutes total each day (calendar + regular math lesson). I do, however, have a math center during our center rotations. Each child spends about 35 minutes/week in this center adding to their math time.
     
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    I have a 40 minute math block, but then I guess we do math at calendar also, plus I think when they do play time, there are math activities that the kids do there too, so math is spread everywhere.
     
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    Our District requires 60 minutes, but it is broken down into 40-50 minutes of an actual lesson/practice, and a 10 min problem of the day, either in the morning first thing or at the end of the day.
     
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    i do about 30 minutes of the math curriculum plus about 10-15 during calendar time
     
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    Everyday Math (aka All Day Math) suggests 90 minutes, and then prescribes 3 hours worth of material to cover.
     
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    It depends on the day and the lesson/skill. Most days, we do calendar during Morning Meeting for about 10-15 minutes, plus 10-15 whole group lesson after lunch, plus 10-15 of practice after the lesson, plus I also have a math center during my morning center rotation each child visits... I think it's enough! :D
     
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    EEK.

    I have about 45 minutes every day for math plus some kind of math integrated into morning work plus calendar...
     
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    Everyday Math is a joke. No five-year-old is going to attend to 90 minutes of ANYTHING.
     
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    Oh, and I use Everyday Math. :D
     
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    We are supposed to have 90 minutes of math instruction. We have a 30 minute small group math session daily (myself and 2 teaching assistants for groups) and then we do 30-45 minutes of whole group math instruction.
     
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    Hapley, (read this part with a voice dripping with condescension): Just truuuuuust the spiral. And spread out your math over the day, so the little ones can attend to small chunks at a time.

    Now my voice: That's why they call it All Day Every Day Math! Ugh!
     
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    Everyday Math keeps me in tutoring clients. :D
     
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    We do an hour of math everday. We have 15 minutes of calendar, 30 minutes of whole group, and 15 minutes of math stations.
     

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