A new phenomena is occurring…Guided Math in Middle Schools.
This teaching format is reaching more students because it is aimed at their learning levels. With some professional development training, Guided Math in middle schools is building more successful mathematicians.
Here are some ideas to help middle school teachers transition.
Idea #1 First, prepare some Engaged Math Activities for the students to do when they are done with the day’s work. This will help them to continue thinking about math, solidify math skills, and cut down on behavior problems.
This link takes you to this free middle school download. This activity is a great matching game that students can play by themselves or with a partner once they are done with their work.
Idea #2 Here is a blog from a middle school teacher. She has many great ideas to use. http://7thgrademathteacherextraordinaire.blogspot.com/
Your students can work on this station when they are not working with the teacher or on the day’s lesson. Sherrie has many ideas on her Pinterest page and her blog that will help Middle School teachers!
She also have information on a tangram station she used. Just scroll down her blog post until you get to it. (It will be a while.) Here is the book she got the ideas from.
Idea #3 Interactive Math Journals This is a great idea for math class. It helps the students understand the foundational skills. It is also a great reference for them. Here are teachers that offer great math journal ideas.
Look at this flappable that students can cut apart and put in their math journal as they are learning about linear equations. LOVE this! The students can use these
I hope that these ideas help with Guided Math in Middle Schools. I know the students will become more engaged and increase their understanding.