I love math. I love love love it.
Last year (grad school now!), we rotated through math stations everyday--and it was FUN! Teaching blogs and TeachersPayTeachers were my BEST FRIENDS.
Seriously, so many of my fun stations were because of you.
We had a total of five math stations in the classroom.
Our five math stations were based on the NCTM's content strands:
Data + Probability
Numbers + Operations
I loved using the five strands to plan math stations!! The variety of content kept my kids engaged, plus they were able to review and extend their learning. Score.
So here is how it worked: Each station had its own plastic tub and all materials were kept inside. This made organizing and clean up quite easy--though we still had our messy moments. Ha!
You can sort of see the blue geometry tub here in the middle while the kiddos are finishing up their recording sheets.
We had 40 minutes for stations each day, so we rotated through two stations--sometimes three. Friday's were a "you're responsible for turning in your station work and I'm really going to look at it and I trust you to finish each station" kind of day!
Math time looked a lot like this each day:
I Spy Clocks from Rachelle and Natalie.
Number Ordering from Kerri Bordelon.
Greater Than/Less Than Candy Jars from Cara Carroll.
Again, SO THANKFUL for this community!!
Something like this would probably appear in my geometry tub about this time of year, so I thought I'd share it with you!
Your kiddos will use the pictures at the bottom to finish the patterns.
Just click on the picture to download your patterning freebie!
Well, that's how I've done it. How do you work math stations/centers??
I would love to hear what is working (or hasn't worked!) in your classroom!
Thanks for stopping by--I treasure your time!