Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction Second Edition

Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction Second Edition

by Laney Sammons

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This instructional math framework provides an environment for mathematics that fosters mathematical thinking and understanding while meeting the needs of all students. This updated math resource takes an innovative approach to mathematics instruction and uses the same teaching philosophies for guided reading. Educators will learn how to effectively utilize small-group and whole-group instruction, manipulatives, math warm-ups, and Math Workshop to engage K-12 students in connecting mathematics to their own lives. Maximize the impact of your instruction with ideas for using ongoing assessment and differentiation strategies. This 2nd edition guided math resource provides practical guidance and sample lessons for grade level bands K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Promote a classroom environment of numeracy and mathematical discourse with this essential professional resource for K-12 math teachers!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642903768
Publisher: Shell Education
Publication date: 03/22/2019
Series: Guided Math
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 533,805
Product dimensions: 7.33(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Laney Sammons, M.L.S., is a former elementary school teacher and instructional coach. During her 21 years of working in classrooms, she developed the Guided Math framework to support the diverse learning needs of her students. As a mathematics consultant, she trains teachers and educational leaders throughout the United States and Canada to use this framework and has presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conferences.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Preface to the Second Edition 9

Chapter 1 Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction 15

Instructional Components of Guided Math 19

Guided Math in Practice 27

Levels of Teacher Support 29

Scheduling Guided Math Components 34

Review and Reflect 37

Chapter 2 Creating an Environment of Numeracy 39

Foundational Principles of a Guided Math Classroom 41

Building a Classroom Learning Community 44

A Numeracy-Rich Environment 56

Concrete-Representational-Abstract Instruction 59

Math Word Wall and Vocabulary Displays 62

Math Journals 67

Graphic Organizers 70

Class-Made Anchor Charts 72

Tools for Measuring 73

Math-Related Literature 75

Connecting Math to Other Content Areas 79

Chapter Snapshot 80

Review and Reflect 81

Chapter 3 Guided Math Warm-Ups 83

Math Stretches 85

Planning Math Stretches 107

Mathematical Current Events 109

Math-Related Classroom Responsibilities 111

Daily Task/Calendar Board 114

Planning for Math Warm-Ups 123

Review and Reflect 124

Chapter Snapshot 125

Chapter 4 Whole-Class Instruction in a Guided Math Class 127

The Advantages of Whole-Class Instruction 128

The Challenges of Whole-Class Instruction 130

Choosing When to Use Whole-Class Instruction 133

Activating Strategies 134

Mathematical Connections to Literature 139

Setting the Stage tor Math Workshop 142

Math Huddle Conversations 143

Practice and Review Sessions 144

Testing and Assessments 148

Mini Lessons 149

Chapter Snapshot 159

Review and Reflect 159

Chapter 5 Teaching Small-Group Lessons 161

The Advantages of Small-Group Lessons 163

The Challenges of Small-Group Lessons 167

Effective Uses of Small-Group Lessons 170

Forming Small Groups for Lessons 183

Organizing for Small-Group Lessons 189

Planning Small-Group Math Lessons 192

Preparing for Small-Group Lessons 214

Teaching an Effective Small-Group Math Lesson 218

The Value of Teacher Reflection 226

Chapter Snapshot 235

Review and Reflect 235

Chapter 6 Supporting Guided Math Workshop 237

Math Workshop in the Classroom 238

Implementing Math Workshop 240

Deciding How Much Choice Students Wilt Have 252

The Nuts and Bolts of Organizing Math Workshop 254

Managing Math Workshop 260

Math Workstation Tasks 265

Co-Teachers and Teaching Assistants 271

Chapter Snapshot 273

Review and Reflect 273

Chapter 7 Math Conferences 275

What Are Math Conferences? 276

The Differences between Helping and Conferring 277

Conferring During Math Workshop 279

The Overall Structure of a Math Conference 281

Keeping Records of Conferences 295

Using Conference Notes to Plan Instruction 298

Strategies for Effective Math Conferences 299

Chapter Snapshot 303

Review and Reflect 303

Chapter 8 Guided Math Assessments 305

Rationales for Formative and Summative Assessment 307

Assessment and Learning in Guided Math 309

A Vision for Learning 309

Establishing Criteria for Success with Checklists and Rubrics 311

The Value of Descriptive Feedback 317

Involving Students in the Assessment Process 319

Formative Assessment 320

Using Assessments to Inform Guided Math Groups 322

Chapter Snapshot 325

Review and Reflect 325

Chapter 9 Putting Guided Math into Practice 327

Nurturing Student Mathematicians 328

Creating a Guided Math Schedule 330

Getting Started with Guided Math 334

The First 15 Days 337

Determining Student Readiness for Math Workshop 352

Addressing Math Workshop Problems 353

Teacher Collaboration for Guided Math Implementation 355

Chapter Snapshot 359

Review and Reflect 359

Appendixes 360

Appendix A Math Conferences 360

Appendix B Problem Solving 363

References Cited 366

Index 374

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