The Robertson Center is excited to publish curricular resources from Success Academy’s middle school math program! We’re excited to share them with educators and caregivers to use with students in the classroom or at home. Math Routines are repeated activities that support middle school students in becoming confident users of mathematics, powerful quantitative thinkers, and productive problem solvers. They encourage students to think deeply about problems and reason about the information in them, construct viable arguments based in mathematical reasoning, justify their own understanding in mathematical ideas, and persevere through challenging problems by using familiar mathematical ideas to make sense of new and unfamiliar situations.
Math Routines are mini-lessons that launch instruction 2-3 times per week and take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to complete based on student needs and progress. The Math Routines included can be applied in any middle school grade unless specified otherwise. Our routines are designed for students in grades 5 – 8.
There are four different types of Math Routines included here. In order to use them, you can open the links in Google Docs and click File → Download → PDF and save them locally to your computer. Alternatively, you can open them, click File → Make a copy and then save them in your Google Drive and adapt them as you see fit.
We hope these resources are helpful to you. If you have any questions about using them, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].
Closer To Math Routine Instructions
Connecting Representations Routine Instructions
Count Around the Room Routine Instructions