Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Guided Math - Chapter 3


For all the math lovers out there...

  Here is my longest post. . . ever!  All of it, for the love of math :)

8:45 Marks the beginning of my day.  Each and every morning the kids enter wondering what they day will bring. We (teachers) spend hours, days and perhaps weeks modeling our daily routines (unpacking, turning in homework, paying for lunch, using the restroom, getting a sharpened pencil, visiting the library…). One of our daily goals is having our students make the shift from talking to their friends on the bus or saying good bye to their parents to begin working…on mathematics.
What do you think? Are you inspired to try something new, or perhaps refine what you are doing?  Share, share, share!
Don't forget to visit Michelle @ Making it As A Middle School Teacher to see how she views Math Stretches with the big kids.
I hope you made it to the end :)


  1. Tania ~ thanks for hosting Chapter 3. I like all of the teacher/student charts you created. I just posted my thoughts on Ch. 3. I already linked up with Michelle's site.
    Stories by Storie

  2. Excellent post on Chapter 3. Thanks for co-hosting!

  3. Great post! Thank you for the current event examples. I just could not think of how to use a newspaper article. Maybe my brain is on overload from reading too many blogs :)

    If you get a chance look over mine.
    Thanks for hosting!

    On The Road To Success
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  4. I love the visuals with all the examples! Thank you.


  5. I blogged about your great ideas! Stop by and see.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  6. In the past, as a warm up, I have put four computation problems on the board. I plan on using the math stretches next year.

    I was wondering if there is anyone in fourth or fifth grade, who uses calendar activities? It could work for upper grades. I am looking for some ideas.

    1. Susie,
      I have not used calendar math, but Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6 has great posts. http://teachinginroom6.blogspot.com/p/calendar-math.html

      Hope this helps.
      On The Road To Success

  7. Wow, wow, wow! Your post is so great and has so much information. Thank you so much. I love all the pictures, especially for something like me that is so visual. I will be returning in the fall when I start to set up my own math stretches.
    Thanks so much!!
    Thinking of Teaching

  8. Loved you post! It had a wealth of information that I plan to use.
    Barrow's Hodgepodge

  9. I just found your blog . I am a new follower. I have ordered guided math. I can't wait for it to arrive.


  10. Very informative :)
    I am excited to begin with math stretches next year. I've read the Guided Math book from cover to cover twice...I'm a nerd.


    Fun in Room 4B

  11. Thank you for hosting!!! I'm moving to third grade and these are things I would like to do in my classroom.

  12. Thank you for the information. I can't wait to do this in my class.

  13. I love the idea of introducing students to math-to-self and math-to-world. We do that with literature, why not math! I will definitely be working on helping my students make those connections this year. -MG

  14. WOW! Thank you so much! So excited to start a new school year :)

  15. Love it well written and some great ideas. I have started with a couple of minute mysteries to get the kids critical thinking skills working before we start maths. keep up the good work

  16. This post was extremely helpful! Thank you for sharing it in a teacher-friendly way! I love how you organized the post with what the teacher does and what the students do! Very excited to start implementing parts of Guided Math!

    Table Talk with C & C