Many teachers call their math block Guided Math, but really they are doing Balanced Numeracy! Balanced Numeracy consists of Whole Class and Small Group Instruction.
Whole class instruction is more than a teacher directed lesson. It is a critical, very short, focused time that gives kids direct instruction, and time to talk about their strategies through math talks.
Small Group Instruction is often called Guided Math. This is a longer period of time working with kids on their skill level.
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