Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3 Ways You Should Use Math Stations

Do you use Math Stations in your middle school classroom? Do you have your students practice working independently in your class? Do you facilitate or teach more? There are many reasons you should start using them today!

3 Ways You Should Use Math Stations

1. Students become independent learners.
Middle School students want to prove they are older and independent. They ask for tasks that they can work on by themselves or with a partner. When planning math lessons its always important to have a component of independence for the students. You can do this with math workshops. Set the students up for success with a rotation plan to complete all the tasks. Give explicit instructions and watch them achieve success. 

2. Students develop collaborating skills.
Kids learn to work together in groups. Either with a partner or up to 3 other students. This helps them learn how to problem solve and see a problem from another person's perspective. 

3. Students grow in math proficiency.
Ultimately the goal is to help students. Help your students by using math stations weekly or biweekly in the classroom. Math stations are great for reviewing concepts and practicing skills.  

The Math Stations 101 Guide is a must read eBook of how to implement Math Stations in your classroom. Teachers who have read it and implemented math stations in their classrooms said: 

"This resource helped me get started with learning centers in my classroom...thank you!!" -Nicole

"I never knew all the steps to create station but now I do! It was very simple to do because of the specific instructions. Thanks for that." -Tracey

"I am thinking about starting math stations with my middle school classes and this is going to be a great help. Thanks." -Lisa

Math Workshops can work in your classroom too. Giving your students the opportunity to learn and be independent will help their math development. Try one today! Click HERE to download a free math workshops guide and stations activities. 

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    Happy Teaching!

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

    January Math Resources


    Ready for January? 

    Let's look at math activities to engage all learners this month!

    It's the beginning of a new year. With a fresh start comes new activities, projects, and more for students to be engaged in this month. There are many different activities students will love that they can work independently on or within a group of classmates.

    January Math Resources

    1. January Math Worksheets

    Perfect for skills review! Students are engaged with different types of math puzzles and printables. Easy to engage any learner. Perfect for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. These activities can be used in a variety of ways. Most popular is with a substitute teacher or for class work. Click HERE and try one today!

    2. January Math Writing Centers

    Do your students practice vocabulary in class? This is an easy center activity to add your classroom. Just print and go! Students will read the directions to scaffold their learning of math concepts to figure out how to write math sentences that make sense. Vocabulary for each grade level 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Try one of the Write the Room with Math activities with your students this month!

    3. Winter Math Activities

    Always a hit with students after the long Winter Break. Take a day or two to review math skills with a winter theme. Students will have to figure out how much Winter shopping money to spend, solve snowball equations, and more Winter math fun. Download one of the math activities for your students too!

    4. Martin Luther King Jr. Math Activities

    Do you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day? What do your students know about the historical figure? Here are a couple math activities to do for MLK Jr day. Incorporate math and learn fun facts about the man who gave one of the most famous speeches in history. Download the MLK Jr. Activities here.

    5. January Math Bulletin Board

    A favorite monthly activity is the Math Bulletin Board set. Students create the bulletin board with their work. It's easy to print and display with titles for the board included. Students take ownership when their work is displayed and proud of what they've accomplished every month.  Download the January Math Bulletin Board this month!

    Happy Teaching!