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Groups are commonly seen and used in mathematics classrooms. During my time student teaching, I have used what I call, “timely, flexible, dynamic, purposeful” groups. I call groups “purposeful” when there is a defined purpose for using them, there is an ability to change groups when needed, and the groups are formed from a timely assessment. During my self-study, I have looked at how I used these purposeful groups in my classroom, and how it differs from common group-types. I give an example of a specific class period, how I used the data from the opener to form purposeful groups, and how those groups worked together during the class period. Overall, I have seen that grouping methods are dependent on how you select the students. Without the use of timely data and a purpose, the groups could fall apart, and students will not be able to successfully complete the day’s lesson.
Roberson, Allie Cameron, "A Self-Study of Purposeful Grouping for Collaborative Learning" (2019). Honors Theses. 1151.