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Guided Math Lessons and Multiple Intelligences

Posted on June 29, 2010. Filed under: Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Guided math | Tags: |


What are your dominant intelligences?  Do you know?  Because you teach from them.  We all teach from our strengths and yet we have students who learn from the spaces where we aren’t so dominant.  Here is a great site to test your intelligences (be sure to take the free test):

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/

ks3/ict/multiple_int/index.htm

We have to make sure we have a full toolkit so we can reach all of our students.  Howard Gardner built upon several theories to formalize and popularize this idea of multiple intelligences -the idea that students learn in 9 different ways.  This theory directly impacts our guided math groups because the way we shape lessons should springboard from these ways.  We try different approaches with different students.  When we teach from the space they learn, they get it.  In the next few posts I will discuss each one of the intelligences and how to build on  them during guided math lessons.

Resources:

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/index.html

http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.php
http://surfaquarium.com/MI/intelligences.htm

http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/7-21-2005-73482.asp

http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/mi/wahl.htm

http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/mi/front_mi.htm

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/651

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