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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Math Station Memories

Are your math students needing a boost to get through the next 3 months?
Are your students participating in activities that are hands on, 
organized and proven successful over and over?

After reading Debbie Diller's Math Stations book, my view, understanding and appreciation for math stations began.  I had taught for years without stations.  I thought it was fluff and worried about making the most of my classroom minutes.

In her book... she guides you with appropriate, structured activities and routines to use in your classroom.   It is so clear and helpful.

I have shared various photos of my students and other classrooms using these stations.
You are welcome to view them here and here.

Each month is set up with 12 stations using the same structure and organization.
This is helpful because the students can focus on the specific monthly skills without having to be told new instructions and routines.
The partners work together to understand the Task Card, use the Talk Card, complete the hands on activity, class book and independent assignment.
Once completed they are able to practice their basic math facts together while playing the Math Facts Game Board until the bell rings to end the station session.

My students complete 1 station each afternoon M-Th.
It is fabulous 25 minutes of math talk, action and enthusiasm.

The pictures below gives you an idea of the pieces inside 
EACH of the 12 math stations for the month.

As requested... for my teacher friends without a color printer...
I have revamped the Monthly Math Stations for black and white printing only.
Copy the stations on colored paper instead.
This file has all of the same components as the colored version without the colored graphics. 

For a bit... I am offering my March and
 brand new Black and White March Math Stations for 
50% off.
Grab the set... give your students and classroom an activity to remember all month long.

Be sure to pick up a free rotation chart for your stations.
Available in a few colors.

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