Ways to structure the design

of your math instruction

Math Menus

The Educator Perspective

  • students prior knowledge
  • how much information is readily available for students to get on their own
  • how self-reliant are students when it comes to getting the information
  • Differentiating menus

  • rotate around to different stations.
  • differentiate based on student needs
  • practice for mastery - math facts
  • allows educator a chance to work in small groups

Digital Learning

Virtual Learning

  • teaching learning tools designed to enhance a student's learning experience
  • use computer/internet
  • curriculum mapping (breaking curriculum into sections that can be assigned and assessed
  • student tracking and online support

Flipped Classroom

  • Flipped experiences (learning online at your own time)
  • discuss with peers
  • concept engagement takes place in the classroom

Blended Learning

  • combination of brick and mortar facility and online delivery
  • by 2019, 50% of high school courses will be delivered online


  • place that learners can go to experience and learn information
  • don't have to go to all ports
  • free exploration to create their own understanding
  • learners can access when they need it
  • allows for immediate answers to a need to know


  • predictable structure, routine, ritual and system
  • allows the teacher to answer the question how do I know
  • observations
  • they are deliberately kept predictable so they unpredictable can happen
  • Mini lesson, work time, debrief