Vmath Third Edition - Accelerate Math Growth

Take a Closer Look at Vmath

Vmath Third Edition builds on the progression of state and national standards to reinforce the skills students need for grade-level success and to be prepared for college and career. Vmath gives special attention to whole numbers in grades 2–5 and rational numbers in grades 4–8. Lessons are 40-50 minutes, with implementation options for 20-30 minutes. The content includes:

Vmath Third Edition New 7 Levels

The Instructional Approach:

Overall Approach to Building Math Proficiency:
Vmath Approach to Math Instruction
Four Lesson Types:
The four lesson types in Vmath enable teachers to engage students, scaffold content, and focus on math concepts.
Vmath - Four Types of Math Lessons

Explicit Instruction: 
Every Vmath lesson starts with the teacher providing the modeling and examples that struggling students need in order to be successful. As the objective is taught, teachers have specific step-by-step instructions to teach these math concepts and skills to struggling students. 


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Conceptual Development:
Teachers spend time in Vmath building the concept for each day’s singular objective, allowing students an opportunity to build these skills to mastery.

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Scaffolded Instruction:
After the modeling and concept building takes place, teachers then scaffold the instruction in the lesson through the “Try it Together” section. This gives students an opportunity to practice the skills with their teacher just prior to independent practice. 

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Problem Solving Strategies:
Students talk through the decisions they make and the steps they take.

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Communicate Thinking Check Up:
The final step in a lesson is the “Check Up," where students are provided an opportunity to “show what they know” from the day's lesson and apply those skills appropriately.

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Writing for Math:

As writing it is increasingly more important for students to be able to communicate their mathematical thinking, the Check Up rubric is available at point of use in the eBook.

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