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 Course I and Course II Teaching Guide Volume 1, look for:
- Embedded Professional Learning from Math Solutions that supports teachers by unpacking the 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 foster communication and mathematical thinking
- Connections to mathematical practices, as well as links to grade-level standards.