Balanced Math Program

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BSSD's Balanced Math Program is a direct result of trainings done by Jan Christinson of the "Leadership and Learning Center". We are using his book "5 Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program", coauthored by Larry Ainsworth.

The 5-Easy Steps to a Balanced Math Program

Step 1: Computational Skills (Math Review and Mental Math)

Math Review Templates


Here are some examples used by a teacher in this district. Feel free to use or adapt them for your class. (I have very similar ones for Levels 5-8 classes. E-mail me if you want some. Mary Huntington, Shishmaref)

Math Review Example Day One

Math Review Example Day Two

Math Review Example Day Three


Step 2: Problem Solving

Step 3: Conceptual Understanding

Step 4: Mastery of Math Facts

Step 5: Common Formative Assessment

Site Plans for Implementation

Brevig

Shishmaref

Teller

Wales

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