Interesting idea. I wonder though if a significant part of the improvement comes less from the developmental grouping and more from the simple fact that your students are now learning in small groups rotating through short sessions instead of as one large group in a long math lesson.
Thank you for your comment. The small groups with students getting more attention is a huge help with students' progress. Being developmental groups I can pace my lessons and skills accordingly. If they were mixed groups I would have to make sure that I was working at a correct pace and level for them. I am sure that would work as well but I think it is more effective in ability groups. Thanks for your thoughts though and you are completely right about the small groups being a huge benefit!
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