Guided Math is a strategy that is used in the classroom to make math class run more smoothly and efficiently. This program is highly unique to each classroom in which it is implemented.

Daily 3 Math

This is another math program that was developed to help teachers be more effective at differentiating for their students. It begins with a short math focus lesson. Students then go to their first rotation of the day for twenty minutes, then they go to the second rotation and at the end of the day meet for 5 minutes to discuss math and math learning. During the rotations, the teacher meets with small groups of students.

Setting Up the Classroom

There are certain aspects that need to be incorporated in order for Guided Math to be successful in your classroom.

Instructional Components

1) Classroom Environment of Numeracy

2) Math Warm-Ups and Calendar Board Activities

3) Whole-Class Instruction

4) Guided Math Instruction with Small Groups

5) Math Workshop

6) Individual Conferences

7) An Ongoing System of Assessment

Menu of Instruction

Daily: Classroom Environment of Numeracy - students are surrounded by math. Ex) real-life math tasks, data analysis, math word walls, instruments of measurement, mathematical communication, class-created math charts, graphic organizers, calendars, and evidence of problem solving

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Whole Class Instruction: Use this time to introduce new lessons (concepts), model and think-alouds, activating strategies, review mastered skills, prepare to work in groups, written assessments.

**Guided Math and Daily 3 (5) Math**

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Foundational Principles

1) All children can learn math.

2) A numeracy-rich environment promotes mathematical learning.

3) Learning math is a constructive process.

4) Learning at its best is a social process.

5)An organized classroom environment supports the learning process.

6) Modeling and think-alouds combines with ample opportunities for guided and independent problem-solving and purposeful conversations create a learning environment in which students' mathematical understanding grows

7)Ultimately students are responsible for their learning.

Daily: Calendar Math/Morning Work

Includes activities such as: math stretches, calendar activities, problems of the day, data work, incredible equations, review of skills to be maintained, and preview of skills to come.

Small Group Instruction: - students are taught in small groups based on their needs. Can introduce new skills, practice new skills, work with manipulatives, provide intensive and targeted instruction, introduce activities that will become part of the Math Workshop, conduct informal assessments, and re-teach as needed.

Math Workshop: Independent work by students. Can be by themselves, in pairs, or small groups. May include:follow-up instruction, practice of skills, investigations, math games, math journals, or interdisciplinary work.

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Conferencing: teachers meet with students individually and informally assess and provide formative feedback . The teacher also determines the next teaching steps for each individual as well as the class.

Assessment: assessment for learning to inform instruction needs to be done every day, with summative assessment of learning occurs at the end of each unit.