Sharing Question: Differentiation
In a current course I’m teaching, a fifth grade math teacher reminds me that differentiating isn’t all that simple. He has students who don’t know the second or third grade level of number and operations. He uses small group differentiated work in his classroom, but time is limited. This is a perennial issue with math, and any content area. We’d be interested in solutions anyone knows of for this question of how we can bring more struggling students up to speed within the group of the range of abilities in one classroom, beyond the usual attempts for after-school or before school extra tutoring. Weston middle school created supplementary math classes meeting within the school day, and with a different math teacher, to address needs of more struggling students, a brilliant solution that worked well. Any other thoughts would be most appreciated!
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