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Best way to teach a 6th grade math support class?

Jul 21, 2013 1:51pm

I will have two math support classes at a GATE magnet middle school. There is no prescribed curriculum and I have free range. I might have access to iPads and I have 6 computers. The students will be one to two grades below grade level. I need to fill in the gaps. I will have them four days a week for about 50 minutes. This is an elective class so I can't assign homework. The class size will hopefully be under 15 students. I will give a diagnostic the first week and use that data along with their STAR test results. I have access to Study Island also. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

  • Math
  • 6-8
  • Planning


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    • Jul 22, 2013 9:30pm

      I don't teach math, so I can't help too much with the content, but when you're planning lessons, using the UDL framework is an awesome way to bring students up from below grade level. The framework takes student variability into account and basically designs curriculum with all students in mind, so no learner is disabled, only curriculum is. It's a great way to start thinking about designing such an awesome class. For more info, you can start with the gurus at The Guidelines are especially helpful.

      I hope this helps!