• Mathematical routines are an essential part of mathematics classrooms because they give structure to time and interactions, letting students know what to expect in terms of participation, supporting classroom management and organization, and promoting productive classroom relationships for teaching and learning. Additionally, curriculum design and teacher planning are strongly influenced by considering which instructional routines will best support specific learning goals. Having clearly defined routines for interactions and discourse supports students’ engagement in mathematical practices and their learning of mathematics content.

    There are instructional routines known to support the development of mathematical proficiency that include conceptual understanding, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, productive disposition, and procedural fluency. If the goal in mathematics teaching and learning is to support student success with mathematical proficiency, then we must be explicit about using instructional routines that focus on student engagement in activities that support reasoning and sensemaking, communication with and about mathematical ideas, making meaningful connections, building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding, and productive struggle.  -excerpt taken from NCTM 

    In Everett, there are many classroom routines that teachers incorporate into their instructional math block.  Routines will differ at grade levels and by teacher.  If you're interested in incorporating some routines at home click on these resources below.  What a great way to go beyond the paper pencil math and focus on the reasoning involved in making meaning. 


    Choral Counting

    Number Sense Routines

    Number Talks, Opened Ended Activities, Writing is Thinking

    Number Strings

    Notice and Wonder

    Which One Doesn't Belong