237: Teaching in a Split Grade Math Classroom

How do you teach two grades in your math class at the same time? This episode is all about how to approach teaching in a split grade math classroom.

These are my suggestions and strategies for teaching a split-grade class without constantly feeling like you’re doing two jobs at once. None of us have time for that!

You don’t have to double your workload to teach in a split grade math classroom. I want to show you how to keep your workload the same as it would be if you were teaching a straight grade. You might have to tweak things here and there, but I promise you don’t have to start from scratch for each grade.


Learn how to teach in a split grade math classroom

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • The importance of teaching both grades together 
  • Teaching math on a continuum
  • How learning is like a train 
  • Figuring out how things can be applied to more than one grade 
  • Identifying commonalities in grade expectations
  • How to give activities at different levels with the same instructions 
  • The importance of centers and guided instruction in split-grade classrooms 
  • Why teaching both grades together is going to save you time


Teaching math to your split grade is like a train. You will pick up students along the way, let them off when their time comes, and keep going with those who can. What does that look like in your classroom? You’ll have to tune in to the episode to find out! 

To learn more effective strategies for teaching in your split grade math classroom, register for our Ignited Math Webinar at www.ignitedteaching.ca/mathplan. You’ll learn about best practices, spiralling, and scheduling in this free webinar, plus get a free math bulletin board just for attending! 

If you love what you’re hearing in this episode and you want more help with math instruction in your classroom, you can also check out Ignited Math at www.ignitedmath.ca. Ignited Math provides you with everything you need to create an amazing math program that covers all of your required curricula and keeps your students excited and engaged throughout the year.


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