Below is an example Math lesson I designed and taught using music to teach fractions.
Below is the second half of the lesson, using computer coding.
For Math as well as all subjects, I plan based on my students needs. I start by finding out where each student is. Having been trained in Advantage Math I use that assessment to gain a detailed understanding of what my students understand conceptually and what they need support with.
I then work closely with my team members to provide the best possible opportunities to not only differentiate but personalize the students learning experience. In addition to whole class math lessons and number talks, the students also attend Math workshops.
Math workshops are targeted lessons run by both teachers and students. They are often review sessions on areas already taught. For example I might teach students how to convert fractions to decimals as in the example video. Later that week students who are confident in that topic could sign up to lead that workshop and students who need support with it could sign up to attend it. Students can request a workshop to be offered on a topic of their choice.
Each week extension workshops are also provided so that all students can be pushed at their own pace. In this way, students learn at a pace that is appropriate to them without the stigma of feeling like they are getting the easier problems or being put into the easy Math group.
Some of the key components of my Math program are: