This is a lengthy post, but if you read it all the way through, I will tell you how to get a copy of the file!
I know it took me a while, but I finally finished the notes from the workshop I went to on the Go Math series for Florida. This is from a K-2 workshop, so most of what I have here applies to those grade levels. I am sure some of it can help those in the upper grades too. The workshop was given by an author of the series and she did explain to us that so much of what they wanted in the product was left out by the publisher. She did make a point to say that there are more problems than needed for each chapter, so we do not have to feel obligated to use every single problem. Once our students get it, move on. This series was made to be used with a math center teaching model, sort of like reading groups, but in math. I suggest using so many of the wonderful ideas that have been shared in blogland and aligning them with the Go Math chapters in order to have your centers correspond with what you are teaching. I have been doing that, it will take you a long time, but it is worth it. I am not an expert at all, but I felt that it was important for everyone to understand the premise behind the series.
Just leave a comment telling me how you use Go Math or your math series, along with your email and I will get the file to you.
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