I have taught using a guided math format for about 4-5 years. For about 3-4 years I had three math rotations. Due to the make-up of my class and the extra time needed for working on social skills- I moved to two guided math rotations.
Here is how I complete math:
- If almost all students do well- I skip focusing on that skill. I just add it to our math meeting review and the students that did not do well- earn that skill as their goal.
- If most students do not know the skill- I either teach it whole group or teach it in my small guided math groups even though it would be the same lesson.
I assess at the end of the week using a quarterly post skill assessment. I also record if there was student mastery in student I Can notebooks.
On Friday- I complete my post- assessment, fact assessments and also have math games and math art/ activity rotations. We try to apply what we learned during the week into a game and an art or activity.
We have favorite activities that we will pull out and play a couple times a month.