Hey, y’all! Today I’m linking up with a bunch of wonderful ladies to bring you some GREAT strategies to teaching guided math.
To set up your math calendar, I take an easy approach and use part of my whiteboard with colored masking tape. I then section it off and add letters to each section. I divide mine into twelve sections. Each section correlates to a section in their own calendar book…. I’ll go into that a little later. I devote each letter/section to a certain skill. Some of the skills I include is a problem from the past (something we have already worked on this year), a problem from the present (something we are working on right now), and a problem from the future (something we will work on in the near future). I also include a problem addressing money, time, fractions, multiplication, place value, division, rounding, measuring, and vocabulary. Each of these problems will either be a word problem, real-life problem, or computation. Here is one of my calendars completely filled out. It is ready for the students to use and work on throughout the week.
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