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  • Nancy Yamagata

    November 27, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    Hi @janelle-Fortmuller – I just joined the MMM Academy and came across your question from July. So, you may have completely figured this out :-). I teach at a continuation HS where the student population enters my class with such different backgrounds in math. Our school does “intakes” every 2 weeks and students can earn a credit in a math class and join the “next credit” the very next day. So, the moral of the story is, my class is split into so many different levels. I am using practices described in the book called Building Thinking Classrooms by Peter Liljidahl (sp) which relies on standing whiteboards for each group (partners in my case) among other things. I rely on Google Classroom as the backbone to the curriculum. So…what I do is a “standing whiteboard thin slice activity” with 2 (or more students) which takes 15-25 minutes – while other students complete the follow on activities which are all in GC. These activities are “notes to my forgetful self”, check my understanding (desmos or deltamath, etc) then some type of reflection/self-assessment. I appreciate your commitment to creating lessons for your students that are unique and “problem/task based”. Good luck…I hope your semester is finishing strong. Happy Holidays.