Math year plans for 6-8

This is a suggested sequence for teaching concepts and content in grade 6-8. It is not meant to be prescriptive, but supportive, to newer teachers who want a sense of how a year might roll out. Authors cited are: J. Shumway, “Number Sense Routines”; C. Fosnot, “Young Mathematicians at Work”; J. Lempp, “Math Workshop” & J. Boaler, “Mathematical Mindsets”.

Concepts are first taught in the ‘full’ 45 – 60 min. lesson (that is, ‘Before-Explore-Connect-practice’). Once they are established, they are ‘rolled over’ into the daily 5-10 min. ‘Number Sense Routine’ which can happen before the full lesson, or at a different time of the day. This allows for deeper mastery, for sharing of strategies and for concepts to get ‘into their bones’.

This is a draft document. Please send any suggestions or questions to Jeannie DeBoice,

MATH YEAR AT A GLANCE – grade 6-8 (3)