Differentiation Posts

Problem Solving Series: Part/Whole Problems for Model Drawings

Problem Solving Series: Part/Whole Problems for Model Drawings

Younger learners want to get right to answer, but it’s really important to adhere to the process and “go slow to go fast.” Kids have to understand what the problem is asking so that when problems become more complex, they have a consistent system in place to help them attack them with confidence.

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Understanding Combinations and Missing Parts vs Memorizing Facts

Understanding Combinations and Missing Parts vs Memorizing Facts

I love listening to kids and their math reasoning when you give them an opportunity to tell you how they think! They have masterful minds. I love the ways they come up with to tell you how their brain is thinking, and even if they aren’t sure how their brain is thinking, they tell you in their cute five-year-old way!

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Math Workshop Series: Math with Tools/Tech/Problem Solving

Math Workshop Series: Math with Tools/Tech/Problem Solving

The focus of this station in the Math Workshop is higher-order thinking and concrete application of math skills. This will be developed differently in each grade level.   This station has three names because there is a progression that takes place as students move...

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Math Workshop Series: Math with Someone

Math Workshop Series: Math with Someone

After kids understand how to do Math with a Teacher and Math by Myself, Math with Someone is the next thing we introduce as we set up the Math Workshop.  While you are introducing Math Workshop, the students will be divided evenly between the two stations, but during...

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Math Workshop Series: Math by Myself

Math Workshop Series: Math by Myself

After spending time with you in Math with a Teacher, students need time to practice what they’ve learned while the lesson is fresh, and so The Math by Myself station is a logical next step. As we mentioned in our previous post on Math with a Teacher, you will start...

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