Digital Guided Math is here! We have met your requests for high-quality standards-aligned math that can serve as whole group teaching slides support, aligned math technology station activities, and or digital homework for the standards in each guided math unit. I can’t wait to break it all down for you here in this post.
How is Digital Guided Math (DGM) Different from Traditional Guided Math?
Whether you are a traditional guided math teacher or you follow an adopted math curriculum, the Digital Guided Math resource will be your GO-TO technology solution for added support and activities. DGM is standards-based. In fact, every e-lesson has been aligned to the CCSS and the Texas TEKS. This makes assigning a technology math station or homework a breeze! DGM reinforces the learning happening in traditional guided math without duplicating it. All e-lessons reinforce the same concepts and skills but are totally different in their delivery and format. The lessons in DGM are Google Classroom and Seesaw ready.
Planning, Scope and Sequence
Below is an example (example is first grade) of how the planning maps are laid out for K,1, and 2. Each grade level has 9 topics with 8 e-lessons per topic. Each e-lesson has 5 parts to mimic the guided math structure. Students work through these e-lessons over 2-3 days. Each topic contains the planning map for all 9 units so you can mix and match to create the perfect order for your unique scope and sequence. Now let’s take a look inside an e-lesson!
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Inside an eLesson
To start, each e-lesson is created to mimic the components of a Guided Math classroom structure. We begin with our Teacher Talk guided lesson. This is written out for the teacher to deliver as the whole group mini-lesson or teacher-led small group if that suits you better. Within the teacher talk lesson, there are math talk words that help explicitly teach the math vocabulary. This ensures that our students are using the academic language of math. Each underlined math talk word has a digital vocabulary card or visual included as teaching slides. These are meant to be teaching tools to further high-quality instruction. In addition, there are also math tools included in the teacher talk lesson so students can work hands-on with the concepts.
Next, students work through a practice activity where they are challenged to apply the learning from the teacher talk lesson in open-ended metacognitive activities and problem-solving. In short, these activities are highly engaging and mirror the small group lesson in a traditional classroom. Students love playing the math games because of the engaging clipart and activities.
Following the practice activity, students have a digital game. I suggest assigning the game for the following day to allow students time to internalize understanding and apply learning in a new way with fresh eyes. Each game is always a self-checking application of the skill being taught in the e-lesson.
Once the game has been played, a checkpoint is done both in a digital format as well as printable. Therefore, this allows you to see how the student is processing and applying the learning in a more abstract format.
This is the first e-Lesson for Kindergarten Numbers 11-20. Each e-Lesson has 5 components!
This eLesson is from third grade Geometry. All grade levels follow the same 5 component design.
Grading and Assessing
A checkpoint is a perfect way to formally evaluate student work. We also wanted to include a way for teachers to easily assess or check in on how students are doing. Every e-lesson contains a math rubric teacher to quickly and informally assess how the student did overall with the skill or concept.
Below in the example e-lesson plan, you can see this digital rubric in the bottom right corner. In the second grade lesson below, students are using materials supplied in the e-lesson to sort numbers by even and odd.
Links to Digitial Guided Math for Distance Learning:
The Guided Math Structure in Digital Format
Moreover, the graphic below is a breakdown of how the digital guided math mimics the components of the guided math classroom.
The How and Why of Digital Guided Math
While creating digital guided math, careful attention was given to each component. We’ve been around the block and have seen a lot of digital games and activities. A team of educators with over 75 years of classroom experience worked together on each e-lesson to ensure the highest level of instruction and math gains.
Guided Math Distance Learning Links
For ease of use, I have linked the bundles to the three grade levels for DGM.
More on the Guided Math Classroom
Recently, I shared my complete Math STACK system for guided math instruction. Read more about that HERE in this post.
Mindy McCord says
Are you working on a 3rd grade digital learning?
When will Third grade be published?
Tamara Praytor says
Will you have a 3rd grade digital learning soon?
Are you planning on having 5th grade before the start of the school year? Please please please say yes!!!
Jordan Taylor says
Do you have 4th grade available yet?
Do you know of any 7th grade ones like this out there?
Jen Wappler says
Is the digital guided math compatible with Canvas? Thank you!
Lynne Meyer says
I would like to know if the digital guided math is compatible with canvas too? Thnx