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Our Method

I Do, We Do, You Do

Our curriculum is designed to scaffold students' learning and foster a gradual transition from teacher-led instruction to independent problem-solving. This instructional approach breaks down complex mathematical concepts into manageable steps, providing students with the necessary support and guidance to build their understanding and skills. Here's an explanation of how the "I do, we do, you do" method works:

 

I DO

In this phase, the teacher takes the lead and demonstrates the problem-solving process or concept. The teacher explains and models each step explicitly, thinking aloud and providing clear explanations of the reasoning and strategies used. This step helps students develop a clear understanding of the problem-solving process and the underlying concepts.

 

WE DO

After the teacher has demonstrated the process, the class engages in guided practice together. Students work collaboratively with the teacher and their peers to solve similar problems or apply the concept. The teacher offers support, asks guiding questions, and encourages students to explain their thinking. This phase allows students to gain confidence and deepen their understanding through shared problem-solving experiences.

 

YOU DO

In the final phase, students work independently to apply the skills and strategies they have learned. They solve problems or complete tasks related to the concept or skill taught. The teacher monitors students' progress, provides feedback, and offers individualized support as needed. This phase encourages students to take ownership of their learning, apply their knowledge, and develop independence in problem-solving.

 

The "I do, we do, you do" method supports students' cognitive development and gradual release of responsibility. It provides a structured and supportive learning environment where students have the opportunity to observe, practice with guidance, and then apply their skills independently. By progressing from teacher-led instruction to collaborative work and finally to independent practice, students become more confident, develop problem-solving strategies, and build a solid foundation of mathematical understanding.

 

This method also allows teachers to assess students' understanding at each stage, identify areas for intervention or reinforcement, and tailor instruction accordingly. It promotes active engagement, critical thinking, and the development of mathematical reasoning skills.

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