I have just started teaching mathematics up to secondary level. I don't have much idea as to how to handle the class.

In order to make students learn well, how can we divide the time in order to put a mix of lecture and specially the group work?

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    $\begingroup$ Since this question is about secondary education, I've avoided answering the question and have instead retagged it in hopes that some secondary educators might come around to answer. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cunningham May 18 '14 at 7:16
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    $\begingroup$ Regrettably, I have voted to close here as too broad just as I did with your earlier question. "How to handle the everyday [secondary school] math class normally" is not of a reasonable scope IMO. Perhaps a deeper discussion will be necessary in meta with regard to the issue of scope on MESE, because I am finding many of these questions simply unreasonable. (I do not know whether others share this sentiment or feel otherwise.) $\endgroup$ – Benjamin Dickman May 18 '14 at 8:58
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    $\begingroup$ @AaKASH - I respect Ben's comment, but prefer some suggestions be offered, and given the beta status, perhaps a voluntary 48 hour 'pause before vote to close'. Are you asking - "given the limited time, (50 min per block?) How can I divide the time to best offer a mix of lecture, Q&A, small group work, etc. Do successful teachers do this randomly or have a common structure?" < If that's not close to your intent, say 'no' and I'll delete. $\endgroup$ – JTP - Apologise to Monica May 18 '14 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ @JoeTaxpayer Yes, that is very close to my intent. $\endgroup$ – Ufomammut May 18 '14 at 16:04
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    $\begingroup$ @AaKASH Could you then add the details (as suggested by JoeTaxpayer) you want to know about? $\endgroup$ – Toscho May 18 '14 at 16:58

In my 75-min algebra 2 class, I use this schedule daily: 5 min for warmup, 35 min for individual presentations to the class of homework solutions, up to 10 min for direct instruction if needed from me, 20 min for classwork in groups, and 5 for some quick exit exercise that I collect as a check on understanding. It's been working well for me; I got the basic structure from Lee Mahavier, a very experienced and successful teacher of secondary ELL's in Georgia.

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