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That is wonderful that you have so much time!! My suggestions would be to start with a daily opening routine such as a Number Talk, Estimation 180 (www.estimation180.com), or Visual Patterns (www.visualpatterns.org). That would probably be @ 15-20 minutes. Then you have the rest of the time for your lesson. There are great collection of ideas here: http://ispeakmath.org/2015/08/06/my-all-time-favorite-middle-school-math-lessons/
I would save about 10-15 minutes at the end of the class period for a journal entry as a formative assessment of the learning that day.
Hope that helps a bit!
Thankyou Kristin Gray
Anytime Beulah! If you have any questions about any of those routines, please feel free to shoot me questions!
Have a great start to your year!
The longer class period is great for having kids work on problems in small groups or on their own and allows for the teacher to check in while students are working. I found this to be very helpful to be able to check in one-on-one. It also gave the students more confidence when approaching their homework because they really had time in class to practice, check their answers, and get help if needed.
Incorporate movement! I love scavenger hunts (set of 10-12 math questions with answers for immediate feedback). I teach in 90 minute blocks so I understand your situation. A warmup for first 15 minutes. Check the homework while they do the warmup. After the warmup, go over homework questions. Then you have time for a new lesson and a scavenger hunt or other practice. Last 10 minutes, summarizer. Change up activities during your 110 minutes. Good luck!
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