The Teaching Guides provide daily step-by-step instruction to develop understanding through discussion and step-by-step problem solving. Each group instruction lesson begins with teachers modeling a worked example, then students are gradually released to work in pairs, and then independently.
As you flip through the Teaching Guide, look for:
- Embedded Professional Learning from Math Solutions that supports teachers by unpacking the Common Core Progression to Algebra and highlighting the reasoning behind the MATH 180 instructional strategy
- High Leverage Practices, adapted from Dr. Deborah Ball's TeachingWorks, that allow teachers to refine their practices for recognizing common patterns in students' thinking, leading a whole-class discussion, and assessing students' learning
- Classroom Routines that promote mathematical communication and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
- Connections to Common Core content and practice standards, as well as links to grade-level standards