Spending time with new content helps move concepts and ideas into Long-term Memory. While this may seem like an old idea, research confirms that working many practice problems really is an important part of learning math. Through guided practice, learners rehearse, rework, elaborate, summarize, and question new content, leading to sufficient rehearsal for deeper learning.
Watch how this teacher uses guided practice to teach fractions. The gradual release into independent practice gives students a sense of confidence in their own skills.
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Adaptive technologies can provide personalized guided practice for learners, helping a teacher support learners of all levels in the classroom. Watch an explanation of one such product, LearnSmart.