Thank you for your interest in this set of math station activities! This packet includes 4 ready-to-go activities with learning targets, discussion questions, and corresponding Common Core standards. (See directions and LTs below.) You'll also find my research-backed method for running math stations in your classroom and answer keys. By completing this set of stations, your students will experience EVERY Common Core practice standard.
It is so important to ensure that all students experience math success. From day 1, I want to set a growth mindset tone in my classroom that helps students feel open to math discussion and prepares them to deal with struggle. I use the word “perseverance” in my room a lot!!
I like to use review activities that are not simply review (which can be a challenge for some and boring or rote for others). I want review to be a new way to look at old material. I want students to make new connections with concepts they’ve seen before.
This is why I’ve included activities that ask students to analyze numbers, push them to solve problems with more than one strategy, and encourage them to describe patterns.
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4 Activities Included in this set of Math Stations:
For this station, you will persevere not only in solving a complex problem with 2 different strategies, but also in showing your work neatly and clearly. Be sure to show your thinking step by step so others can understand it. When possible, write an equation to represent each step of your solution.
I can persevere in solving a problem, proving the accuracy of my answer by showing my work two ways.
Color the sum 100
At this station, neatly color the 100s grids to match the given addition equations. Thoughtfully answer the questions with complete sentences, and then put your place value knowledge to the test by filling in the missing addends.
I can represent an addition equation visually.
I can describe the role of place value in addition.
Writing and Reasoning
Thoughtfully consider each of these questions. You may need to draw or use blocks to help you come up with a clear answer. Write your answers in complete sentences.
I can explain my math thinking in writing.
I can think critically about numbers and patterns.
For this game, you and your partner each need a different color crayon or color pencil. On your turn, roll 2 die. The numbers you roll will become the dimensions of your array. Color in the array, and record the multiplication equation that it represents, using the dimensions as your factors. Your goal is to get the most area. Play until time is up, you’ve used all the area, or you’ve reached the “Total” box.
I can solve multiplication problems with one-digit factors.
I can represent a multiplication equation with an array and an array with a multiplication equation.
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