flexibility-- from 5 to 20 minute range dependent on where we are on the skill practice

Use a timer

scaffold -- start simple and increase complexity

vary number of questions/complexity
breaking up Board Math chunk of time (am and later in the day)
cross reference concepts to cover more strands
thinking sheets allow students to “pre-think” problems/answers

Choral Response -- Students read questions chorally
and respond chorally or students talk (math teams)

instead of only looking for choral response, any TPR or verbal response looking for the process
at least once during the Board Math block
Benefits academic language building
Teacher models thinking process aloud
or prompts the students to orally explain their thinking process
what do I do first, then
what is another way to .....
how would you check your work?
how would you justify your answer?
compare different concepts
differentiate the strategies
Make purposeful mistakes to teach students how to solve problems

Word problem solving strategy used
Teach a step by step strategy or strategies useful for all problems
students use lap white boards
move to chart paper outside Board Math block
draw pictures
use frayer model
working backwards--start with a section and build others
NOT part of Board Math for some grade levels
rotate problem solving with other Board Math strands
key information that leads you to the process
focus on key vocabulary Tier II words

Rapid Pacing 15 to 20 minutes

flexibility-- from 5 to 20 minute range dependent on where we are on the skill practice

Use a timer

scaffold -- start simple and increase complexity

vary number of questions/complexity

breaking up Board Math chunk of time (am and later in the day)

cross reference concepts to cover more strands

thinking sheets allow students to “pre-think” problems/answers

Choral Response -- Students read questions chorally

and respond chorally or students talk (math teams)

instead of only looking for choral response, any TPR or verbal response looking for the process

at least once during the Board Math block

Benefits academic language building

Teacher models thinking process aloud

or prompts the students to orally explain their thinking process

what do I do first, then

what is another way to .....

how would you check your work?

how would you justify your answer?

compare different concepts

differentiate the strategies

Make purposeful mistakes to teach students how to solve problems

Word problem solving strategy used

Teach a step by step strategy or strategies useful for all problems

students use lap white boards

move to chart paper outside Board Math block

draw pictures

use frayer model

working backwards--start with a section and build others

NOT part of Board Math for some grade levels

rotate problem solving with other Board Math strands

key information that leads you to the process

focus on key vocabulary Tier II words

Region 4 Board Math Resources