Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups: Nonlinguistic Representations

Posted on July 6, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Marzano (2001) found that nonlinguistic strategies move student achievement.  This is exactly aligned with the mathematical practices – using models, representations, sketches, drawings, diagrams and pictures to name a few. Make sure that in each unit of study you use these items.  Here are a few examples to get you started (there are lots more on my Pinterest boards).

Math Sketches

Flip Books

Tape/Bar Diagrams

Math Mind Maps

Thinking Math Maps

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Successful Strategies for Guided Math Groups and More

Posted on February 18, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , |

 Marzano (2001) states that Nonlinguistic Representations are one of the 9 major instructional strategies that advance student achievement.  We need to be sure to spend time teaching nonlinguistically, using visual imagery and bodily-kinestheic experiences.  As you progress through a CRA Framework of concrete, pictorial, and then abstract students should act things out, use physical models and draw pictures.

 Concept maps, thinking maps, and brainstorm webs are all examples of teaching with nonlinguistic representations. See my Thinking Maps Pinterest board for examples.

  Here are some other resources:


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Be sure to have your students work with nonlinguistic representations in math workstations as well as use this strategy during guided math groups.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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