small group math/centers

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  1. love2teach

    love2teach Enthusiast

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    Oct 22, 2013

    Does anyone do math centers like they would during guided reading? I would love to try, but don't feel I have the time (a little under an hr) to do mini lesson, break into groups and see everyone. I also don't want to start reinventing the wheel with math groups and math group plans in addition to my regular math plans. I do have a ton of math centers that I use for early finishers and rotate out depending on the topic.

    Any suggestions for anyone that does centers/math groups?

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  3. MsDeb

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    I do a simple rotation for math. I have my class divided into 3 groups. I teach a 10-15 minute mini-lesson whole-group then go into 3 ten to fifteen minute rotations to meet with each group. While I'm meeting with a group, the other groups are working on multiplication fact fluency (on computers) and independent practice for the current lesson. The group I meet with first I either work on the current lesson skill or remediate a previous lesson. It works well and I have NO prep so it's easy for me.
     
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    A few days a week, I teach a small group and the others work on math facts, math game, and IXL math. It's a 15 minute rotation and I have a volunteer at the game.
     

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