
Monsterous Math

OverviewI will be using a guided math approach to deliver math instruction to your child. The math block is structured so students receive explicit whole group instruction(Math Huddle), given independent practice(Math Workshop), and focused, intense instruction to individuals or small group of students.

Math Workshop“Math Workshop” is a name given to the groups of different stations your child will rotate through during our math block. The stations are: Math with Someone – partner investigation, games, Math by Myself – Math Boxes, practice worksheets, Math Writing – explain thinking, story problems, vocabulary, Teacher – instruct individual or small group of students. While students are working independently in my workshop I will provide focused, intense instruction to individuals or small group of students.

Math HuddleA “Math Huddle” is simply when the whole class comes together to discuss their thinking about strategies/standards we are currently working on. We will begin and end each math lesson with math huddle.

AssessmentsStudents will be given a short pretest on Friday on standards that will be taught the following week. This will allow me to form groups to meet the needs of the students. The pretest will NOT be a graded test. Also, students will be given a short formative assessment on Friday over the skills taught. This test will be taken as a classwork grade. Finally, at the end of each unit students will be given a summative assessment. This test will be taken as a test grade.