Math

Services:

  • Professional Development
  • Modeling
  • Co-teaching
  • Unit/Lesson Planning
  • Observations/Feedback

The Literacy Link provides personalized support in best practices of math instruction. We provide various professional development opportunities:

  • Guided math framework for instruction
  • Small group math instruction
  • Cognitively guided instruction-Importance of modeling and using manipulatives in mathematics
  • Strategies and routines to build mathematical discourse
  • Effective questioning to guide student thinking
  • Math Workshop experiences and activities to build number sense and mathematical fluency
  • Using mathematical tasks to develop problem solving skills, encourage collaboration, and build perseverance.
  • 8 mathematical practice standards
  • Building number sense

Guided Math Framework:

COMPONENT TIME LEARNING EXPERIENCES SERVICES OFFERED
DAILY MATH STRETCH 10 min. Daily review/Extension of skills

  • Students work to complete number routines with mastered skills
  • Routines should be introduced and kept similar throughout the year

Examples of Learning: Number of the day, problem solving, find the pattern, data collection and analysis 

Professional Development

Modeling

Co-teaching

Unit/Lesson Planning

Observations/Feedback

MINI
LESSON

15-20 min. Teaching and modeling of mathematical concepts

  • Teacher should introduce and teach mathematical concepts using the concrete-pictorial-abstract (CPA) approach
  • Students should be actively engaged in the lesson- textbooks  closed
  • Teacher should model concepts and have students practice using a gradual release model

Examples of Learning: Teacher modeling with manipulatives (concrete-pictorial-abstract model), student practice with manipulatives, partner talk

Professional Development

Modeling

Co-teaching

Unit/Lesson Planning

Observations/Feedback

MATH WORKSHOP

SMALL GROUP

35-40 min. Hands on application while teacher works with small groups

  • Students work independently or with partners in stations while teacher is working with small group
  • Stations should be hands on, purposeful practice

Examples of Learning: Fact practice, problem solving, current skill and strategy application, hands-on investigations, independent practice from small groups

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Guided practice of skills introduced in mini lesson.

  •  Teacher guides students through practice and exploration of mathematical concepts  using thoughtful, open-ended questions
  •  Students practice and explore mathematical concepts with manipulatives and “out loud thinking”

Examples of Learning: Using manipulatives to reinforce the concrete representation of skills, using whiteboards to reinforce the pictorial and/or abstract representation of skills, partner talk to explain mathematical thinking

Professional Development

Modeling

Co-teaching

Unit/Lesson Planning

Observations/Feedback

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5-10 min. Discussion of the lesson connecting ideas to learning target

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