What is your Math Block like?

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  1. BlueskyFL

    BlueskyFL Rookie

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    I'm trying to design a math block for a First Grade classroom. I've got about 60 minutes to work with.

    I plan on starting out with the lesson for the day using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model: Teach, Model, Guided Practice, Independent Practice. [30 minutes]

    Then I'd like to have time for some workshops/centers/rotations. [30 minutes]

    What does your math program look like? I'd love to gather some more ideas!
     
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  3. MJH

    MJH Companion

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    Balanced Math

    My math block follows the Balanced Math approach

    Math Review (5 mins)

    Lesson - whole group (10 mins.) Teach a new strategy

    Small Groups/Centers (35 mins.) I usually can get 1 - 2 groups

    Problem Solving (5 mins.)

    Closing (5 mins.s)

    I actually have to have a 90 mins block so I get to see all three of my groups. When I had just 60 mins I would meet with my lowest group daily and switch off the other groups. My groups were based on the pre-test.
     
  4. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I follow a workshop model on most days:
    Mini lesson on new concept/strategy
    Guided practice...usually with mini whiteboards/manipulatives
    Independent practice
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    Early finishers play math games I've taught.
     

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