Role of Flexible Grouping In Guided Math Instruction

Posted on January 18, 2010. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, Guided Math Introduction | Tags: , |


Guided Math Groups are organized according to the common needs of a specific group of students.  The goal is to engage in depth with those students around a particular instructional goal, with intensive practice.  Guided Math Groups are Flexible-meaning that they change over time.  As the teacher notices that students achieve particular knowledge and skill sets, they move the students around.  Also, students can be in different groups based on the content strand.  For instance, Carlos could be a great geometrical thinker and yet not have much fact power.  So Carlos would be in the novice group for fact power but perhaps in the expert group during the geometry unit.  This is why ongoing assessments are essential to the effective implementation of Guided Math Groups

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Thank you for pointing out the importance of constantly changing the groups.


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