# Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups: Part I

Marzano ( 2001) states that 1 of the 9 top instructional strategies is **identifying similarities and differences**. The idea here is to be able to take apart concepts and recognize what is alike and what is different. How do you do this in your guided math groups and workstations? Here are some ideas.

1. Use venn diagrams & carroll diagrams

2. Use concept attainment charts

Remember that when you work with these concepts in guided math groups you are focusing on the talk. You want to be sure to give everyone a chance to speak and share their ideas.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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