• Starting the School Year

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    It will take time to develop your classroom culture, routines, and procedures.

     

    You cannot jump into a full Eureka Math lesson on Day 1, doing all of the lesson components. 
    HOWEVER, you still need to teach core, grade level math content.

     

    Make a plan to build relationships and routines with students, while building in all of the lesson components.

     

     

    Example Plan for Starting the Year

    Week 1:  Expectations of a mathematician and growth mindset. 

    • Fluency activity to review skills (5-10 minutes)
    • Mini-lessons on expectations of being a good classmate and growth mindset (15 minutes)  
    • Teach the Concept Development as a mini-lesson (15 minutes), practicing being a good classmate and using growth mindset.
    • Students complete the Problem Set (10 minutes) with a partner/group, practicing the behaviors of a good partner and growth mindset.
    • Whole class Debrief on how well students worked together and used a growth mindset (10 minutes)

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    Week 2:  Introduce additional lesson components, continuing to build a growth mindset and math behaviors.

    • Fluency activities to review skills (5-10 minutes)
    • Mini-lessons on mathematician behaviors and growth mindset (10 minutes) 
    • Partners complete Application Problems (10 minutes), practicing group behaviors.
    • Teach the Concept Development as a mini-lesson (15 minutes), practicing being a mathematician and growth mindset.
    • Students complete the Problem Set (10 minutes) with a partner, practicing the group behaviors and growth mindset.
    • Whole class Debrief (5 minutes) on how well students used group behaviors and growth mindset.

       

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    Week 3:  Continue building behaviors of a mathematician, classmate, and growth mindset.

    • Fluency activities to review skills (5 minutes)
    • Mini-lessons on group behaviors and growth mindset (10 minutes) 
    • Partners complete Application Problems (10 minutes), practicing group behaviors.
    • Teach the Concept Development as a mini-lesson (15 minutes), practicing being a mathematician and growth mindset.
    • Students complete the Problem Set (10 minutes) with a partner, practicing the group behaviors and growth mindset.
    • Whole class Debrief (5 minutes) on how well students used group behaviors and growth mindset.

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    Week 4:  Transition to full Eureka lessons.  Review expectations and growth mindset as needed throughout the year.