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I tried to implement Math Daily 3 with fidelity (as much as possible with required math series); however, found that it a bit difficult to work everything in during my instructional schedule (had about 75-80 minutes for math, depending upon day- also have to include intervention/ enrichment).

My solution was to split my math into whole class and small group time. I also started using the M.A.T.H. management system (discovered on pinterest) two years ago and have had AMAZING success with it. (This workshop organization is VERY similar to Daily 3 and allows for flexibility and integration of math series.)

We complete M.A.T.H. Mon-Thurs. (Friday is whole class or partner review and weekly quiz/ chapter test.)

We dedicate 30 minutes to whole class- focus skill, guided practice, and interactive notebook/ problem of day. 45-50 minutes is small group/ Daily 3 time- ( independent practice, math games, math task cards, math choice assignments, computerized practice, etc.). While I pull 3 small groups, students complete "Math by Myself" first (usually an independent practice sheet, practice problems from textbook, or spiral review sheet- this activity is either reviewed/ spot checked during small group or submitted to our assignment bin to hold students accountable) and then have one other required activity for "My with Someone"- usually a review game, enrichment page, or extension assignment/ mastery check from small group lesson. "Write About Math" is usually a performance task, computerized practice, or interactive notebook activity, for which students are permitted to work with a partner about half of the time.

I do not require students to focus on only ONE activity during each rotation. Some students finish 2 activities during one rotation or complete one and begin another.

We typically have 3-5 minute share time at the end of rotations or have a few minutes to play small group/ whole class math games as reward- if students have followed small group time norms or in order to celebrate a math break-through, etc. (math vocabulary charades and dice games are favorites!)

Hope this makes sense and is helpful!