What is Explore+4?
EXPLORE + 4 is a structure designed to develop independence and stamina in math, created by LJ Dowell-Hantelmann, Kira Fladager and Sharia Warnecke. We developed our version of Explore +4 by looking at the format developed by the sisters (Boushey and Mosher) from Daily Five, but we included the problem solving focus of our provincial curriculum through the Explores. It focuses on curriculum (outcomes/indicators) and individual student goals. Teachers use explores from MMS with the whole class and then work with small groups of students for the +4 activities. Teachers also have time to work with individual students to meet their learning needs, to conference and to set goals.