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I have been trying to come up with a way to organize my math stations over the last few years and I have finally come up with a plan that works!! Here are the stations I run:
*Brainwork #1 & #2 - this consists of worksheets, practice, workbooks, math journal work, etc.
*Math Center #1 & #2 - this consists of partner games and interactive activities reviewing the skill for the week (no written work)
*Computer - Any type of program that supports your math curriculum
I divide my class into 5 groups and I see two groups a day for the week. We do our math rotations 3 days a week, with Monday and Friday being whole group instruction, review, and assessment, etc. After giving a pre-assessment, I group my students (without their knowledge) by level. The blue bookmarks are the lowest achievers on the pre-assessment, and I often will see that group twice, the first rotation, and then again in the last rotation which is the only rotation that there is no one at the teacher table. Each group will get a different color bookmark for the week to tell them where to go for each rotation. The groups may change weekly and some students may have a different color each week. The only time the whole group works together is at the teacher table and sometimes at the math center games, depending on group size and game requirements.
The last page of the file contains what can be printed on the back of the bookmarks. I prefer my students to get extra practice on their math facts as much as possible, so I have a few extra buckets of actvities each week that students can choose if they finish their station early. You could use this, or create your own list of ideas for your students to do when finished.
Depending on interest, I may post an editable version of this file as well so that you can put in the titles of your math stations. The titles I use are very broad and can be adapted to your needs.
**Update** I have changed the product to a zip file which includes the pdf version (since I used unique fonts), the editable version that you can change to your needs, as well as an organizer page that you can use after your pre-assessment to quickly jot down who gets what bookmark for the week.