Topic (follow-up to Thursday 15th July): How do we handle wide ability ranges in a single class?
As it happened on Monday, 19th July 19:30 - 21:00 GMT First part reconstructed from three sources due to problems with Twitter

ColinTGraham:

For the next 90 minutes or so (yes 90!!) I will be moderating #mathchat "How do we handle wide ability ranges in a single class?"

tcash:

For the next little while, my tweets will be dedicated to #mathchat: Handling wide ability ranges in a single class

ColinTGraham:

Hello, everyone (anyone?) we are going to revisit last week's topic #mathchat

discomfortzone:

Hi, first time in #mathchat today. I teach grade 3/4 at an international school. Maths is my passion.

Janshs:

RT @ColinTGraham: For the next 90 minutes or so (yes 90!!) I will be moderating #mathchat "How do we handle wide ability ranges in a single class?"

discomfortzone:

RT @tcash: For the next little while, my tweets will be dedicated to #mathchat: Handling wide ability ranges in a single class

ColinTGraham:

As we come from different countries/systems including age ranges is prob best idea rather than year/grade... #mathchat

ColinTGraham:

Today's chat will go on the Wiki about 30 minutes after we finish. #mathchat

tcash:

I teach a Grade 5 homeroom class, including LA, Math, Science and SS in an Amer. school in Morocco #mathchat

mathchat:

You should follow this account to get regular update information about #mathchat

discomfortzone:

@tcash In my small class of 10 last yr I had 10 diff levels of maths and english lang. rotations was a way forward in maths 4 me. #mathchat

ColinTGraham:

RT @tcash: What experiences do you have with catering to a wide range of abilities within a single math class? #mathchat

discomfortzone:

Rotations allows me to get the students working independently, in groups and pair; and I can work with groups/ind. as needed #mathchat

peterrowlett:

RT @ColinTGraham: For the next 90 minutes or so (yes 90!!) I will be moderating #mathchat "How do we handle wide ability ranges in a single class?"

tcash:

@iteachyear4 What age do you teach? #mathchat

tcash:

@discomfortzone Yes, centers, or carousel activities are wonderful for small grp instruction - require planning but so worthwhile! #mathchat

iteachyear4:

@tcash Year 4, so they're 8-9 years old #mathchat

tcash:

What strategies to you use to determine ability? Pre-assess? #mathchat

discomfortzone:

@tcash Planning yes, but definitely makes the "instruction" phase easier. My students are independent. which takes time and work #mathchat

iteachyear4:

@ColinTGraham School does literacy in small groups of 6-8 chn, mixed gender, set by ability. Results positive! Why not in maths?#mathchat

maxxakahotdog:

To be honest, my resource is my students. I start with a piece of lit. See what they can do & go from there. #mathchat

tcash:

I've had some success with an afterschool Math Club for kids who were really struggling - significant gaps #mathchat

Topic (follow-up to Thursday 15th July): How do we handle wide ability ranges in a single class?

As it happened on Monday, 19th July 19:30 - 21:00 GMT

First part reconstructed from three sources due to problems with Twitter

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