This year in Math 6 we are going to mostly be using a Guided Math model. If you were to walk into class this would look like stations. Why are we doing this? Here's my top 5!
1) More closely aligned with the workshop model (school goal)
2) Gives me more concentrated time for small group instruction
3) Allows for learning at different levels
4) Gives students more freedom to select what they need to practice
5) Exposes students to basic math facts, practice of the concept, teacher time, technology and hands on activities for every lesson!
How does it work?
- Students are split into 4 flexible groupings
- There are 4 centers that each student must visit and complete in 120 minutes
- M - Math Facts (usually with technology)
- A - At your desk (practice with the concept)
- T - Teacher Time
- H - Hands On Math
At each station there is an assignment that needs to be completed. Typically, At your seat is from the textbook and Teacher Time is handed in.
There are a ton of fantastic resources on Pinterest for math 6! Here's the page I am compiling the Math 6 resources on. If you would like to explore it, feel free to see if there is anything applicable amoungst the worksheets, videos, games and activities posted!
Did you forget your textbook at home? Here's the online version you can use!
Math Makes Sense Digital Text - check under the "files" at the bottom of the page for the digital copy of the text on each unit page.
Since the start of the new semester I have been working with the grade 6 math class on our math routine. It looks a little like this:
Math Journal & Anchor Activity
Games & Extension activities
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