Supporting lessons may refer to modified or consolidated lessons from a prior grade level or to a new lesson created explicitly for use in bridging gaps in foundational knowledge. They are full-length lessons structured similarly to other Eureka Math lessons.
Like any Eureka Math lesson, supporting lessons can be analyzed and honed to best meet the needs of the given students. More information about the recommended preparation and customization process can be found in the next section Preparing to Teach with Eureka Math Equip.
Consolidation recommendations found in the Equip Teacher Guide for each module can assist in making room for the insertion of supporting lessons without increasing instructional days needed for the module. If additional consolidation support is needed, reference the grade-level Eureka Math Consolidation Recommendations document.
Supporting Lesson Components
Supporting lesson components (used primarily in Grades 6 through 12) refer to a smaller chunk of instruction, typically 5-15 minutes) taken or adapted from a lesson in a prior module or grade level. These instructional chunks often include a mixture of discussion, guided instruction, and independent practice for students.
The Eureka Math Equip Teacher Guide for each module (6-12) provides recommendations for customizing the existing lessons in the module to make room for the insertion of each supporting lesson component. If additional consolidation within a lesson is needed, reference the recommended preparation and customization process found in the next section Preparing to Teach with Eureka Math Equip.
Like other supporting content, supporting fluency activities may be an existing fluency from within the curriculum or a new fluency crafted specifically for bridging a gap in the indicated foundational knowledge.
In some cases, targeted fluency activities may be all students need to resurface and solidify less secure knowledge. These activities are designed to provide in-the-moment feedback to students and build their confidence with the given foundational knowledge.
In other cases, fluency activities are provided as a follow-on to the supporting lesson or lesson component.
The quick pace and repetitive structure of each activity allows teachers to easily distribute practice over a number of days with limited impact on instructional time for grade-level content. See the appendix for facilitation guidance of the Eureka Math fluency routines.
At grade levels K-5, the Eureka Math Equip Teacher Guide provides recommendations for adjustments to existing fluencies in order to make space for the supporting fluencies.