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Math: Grouping Strategies

Flexible grouping throughout the lesson helps teachers to differentiate instruction, enhances collaboration and discourse, and adds a short piece of physical movement so that students are not sitting for long periods of time.  Groups can be created specifically for an activity, randomly, or created from data yielded from a formative assessment.  

The intention of the videos below is to provide examples of how instruction can look at various levels.  Teachers are encouraged to adapt strategies seen in the videos to fit the needs of their own classroom.

 

11th Grade Example

  • How does the teacher determine who will attend the small group?
  • How does the teacher communicate to students who will attend the small group?
  • How does the teacher open the invitation for all students to attend small group?


 

 

3rd Grade Example

  • How does the teacher determine who will attend the small group?
  • How does the teacher communicate to students who will attend the small group?
  • How does the teacher open the invitation for all students to attend small group?