Our recommended schedule for Core Day instruction is built around around a rotational model that gives students the opportunity to learn grade-level content through Independent Digital Lessons as well as Concept Exploration, share their thinking with a range of learners, and receive personalized feedback and support.
For Grades 1–5, the schedule is designed around a 75-minute math block. Teachers begin with Whole Group Fluency and Word Problems, for 10-15 minutes. Next, students break into two groups to learn new content in Independent Digital Lessons and Concept Exploration. Each rotation takes ~30 minutes.
For Grades 6+, the schedule is designed around a 55-minute math block. Teachers begin with an opening warm up, for 5 minutes. Next, students break into two groups to learn new content in two ways: Independent Digital Lessons and Concept Exploration. Each rotation takes ~20 minutes. Finally, students come back together at the end for a lesson debrief or synthesis for about 10 minutes.
For Zearn Math for Kindergarten, the schedule is designed around a 50- to 65-minute math black. Teachers begin with 30–45 minutes of Whole Group Fluency, Word Problems, and Teacher-led instruction. Next, students break into two groups to practice math skills and learn new content in two ways: Digital Activities and Problem Sets. Each rotation takes ~10 minutes.
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