The author of this article offers an in-depth explanation of the benefits and purpose of cooperative learning, specifically for students with learning disabilities. The components of cooperative learning in the math classroom, including lesson preparation, instruction and evaluation are thoroughly explained.
Middle schoolers are social by nature. This article explains how teachers can capitalize on that by effectively using cooperative learning in the classroom. It touches on topics such as seating arrangements, group roles, and applications for the Common Core standards.
Specifically geared toward mathematics at the secondary level, the book outlines how to choose successful cooperative learning strategies that meet the needs of your particular classroom. The author weaves together extensive research with her own classroom experience to provide a well-rounded look at cooperative learning models.
Jigsaws, quiz shows, and peer coaching take center stage in this blog post about how cooperative learning can easily and immediately be implemented into the middle school classroom. The strategies explained are versatile and can be adapted to just about any lesson and actual examples of how to do so are provided.
Two methods for implementing cooperative learning in the middle school math classroom are on display in this video. The teachers explain the reasoning behind their methods and model how to use these methods in a classroom.