Math Workshop & Guided Math Rotation Board and Tools to Run Math Centers

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    Feeling overwhelmed by all the moving parts required to launch Guided Math or Math Workshop? This bundle of tools helps you organize your differentiated Math Workshop routines, and boost student independence during your guided math block.

    With these tools, your organized math instruction can lead to more consistent growth for your students while saving you time on planning, prepping, and grading.

    This collection of Guided Math Workshop tools has been used in over 6,000 classrooms to help teachers successfully structure their differentiated math block!



    ♥ “This has changed the way I teach my math groups. It allows me to work with every group and I saw a dramatic rise in student knowledge and abilities.” - Robert P.

    ♥ “I was new to workshop this year and this was a great resource to help me wrap my brain around what I needed to do. Using this and the author's blog really helped me get my classroom started on this model of teaching.” - Nita G.

    ♥ “I read your blog and absolutely loved your step by step instructions to teach math workshop. I took 4 weeks to teach all of the centers and now my math workshop runs like a charm!” - Kristen C.

    ♥ “Everything that Laura makes is beautiful, perfect and practical! These tools are amazing!” - Caitlin H.



    M.A.T.H. Routine Pie Chart Poster: (editable & ready to print version included) A visual representation of the Math Workshop daily routine.

    Data Tracking and Check-In Sheets: (editable) Add student names and track your check-ins and formative assessments.

    Math Workshop Group Schedule: (editable) Assign your students to daily activities to create balance during M.A.T.H. workshop rotations.

    Group Number Desk Tags: (ready to print) After each student is assigned to a math group, place a number on their desk for easy tracking and organization.

    Math Workshop Group Organizer: (ready to print) Print this organizer and use it to sort your math groups at the beginning of each unit.

    Math Partner Success Kit: (editable & ready to print version included) Boost student independence and resourcefulness rather than dependence on the teacher as the sole provider of solutions. Includes an anchor chart header, editable Math Triad promises, a three before me poster, and a meet with the teacher poster. This tool is also sold separately here if you would like a more detailed description.

    Lesson Flow Google Doc Template: (editable) Create a digital lesson flow that guides your students through the daily lesson.

    Standards for Mathematical Practice Poster Set: (editable & ready to print version included) Display the math practice you are focused on each day. These vibrant garden-themed posters feature the eight Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice written in student-friendly language. This tool is also sold separately here if you would like a more detailed description.

    Problem Solving Recording Sheets: (ready to print) Originally designed to be used with Problem Solving Task Cards, these sheets can be used to support detailed math models & explanations. Four formats make differentiation a breeze.

    Computation Check-In Poster Flap: (ready to print) Write the answers to your daily computation check under this flap so students can easily check their accuracy, giving you more time for small group work and student math conferences.

    Rubric Drawer Labels: (editable & ready to print version included) Foster student reflection & self assessment when students turn in work by placing these rubric labels on the front of drawers or turn in bins.

    Student Feedback Forms: (ready to print) Incorporate student reflection & feedback into your student conferences and small group meetings, and minimize the time spent grading papers. A meaningful way to inform parents about student progress and growth without adding hours of grading to your schedule.

    Five Steps for Data Tracking: (ready to print) A visual reference/checklist for you to use as you establish your data tracking routine.

    Levels of Understanding Rubric: (editable & ready to print version included) A rubric to assess the depth of student understanding. This rubric can be used for all subject areas, and is editable to meet the needs of your unique classroom.



    Keep everyone in the classroom on track and efficient during Math Workshop each day with your own digital Math Workshop rotation board. This PowerPoint slide deck can be customized to align with your daily Math Workshop schedule to meet the unique needs of your classroom. Your digital rotation board will maximize student efficiency and create a clam, productive workshop environment in your classroom each day as it:

    ★ Keeps track of time during your M.A.T.H. rotations

    ★ Gives students signals when it is time to transition

    ★ Displays a countdown timer to keep transitions efficient

    Weekday Title Slides: Create a title slide for each day of your workshop week. These pre-formatted slides make it easy for you to find and open the transition deck that matches the unique M.A.T.H. rotation schedule for each day of the week.

    Transition Countdown Slides: These slides will display when a M.A.T.H. rotation round is about to begin. Designed to show students what activity they will be working on next and how much time they have to settle in to that activity. A pre-made countdown timer will display in the center of the slide, making it easy to guide your students in making efficient transitions. You have the option of displaying a one minute or two minute countdown.

    M.A.T.H. Round Slides: These slides will display when your students are working during a M.A.T.H. Workshop rotation. You will be able to set a timer on the slide so it only displays for the duration of time you have specified. For example, if you want a M.A.T.H. round to last for 15 minutes, the slide will display for 15 minutes, then automatically move on to the next slide in the deck.

    Tidy Up Transition Slides: These slides will display when M.A.T.H. Workshop rotations are complete, and your need students to tidy up their supplies in preparation for their reflection, or the next activity on your schedule. A premade countdown timer will display in the center of the slide, making it easy to guide your students in tidying up efficiently. You have the option of displaying a one minute or two minute countdown.

    Detailed Getting Started Guide: A 12-page step-by-step visual instruction guide for customizing your Math Workshop Rotation Board, Grouping Grid, and Schedule to support a smooth start.

    Editable Grouping Grid Templates: These editable templates will allow you to make a reference sheet with the list of students you have assigned to each group. Once you have students assigned to each group, hang this reference sheet in your classroom, and use it to place the number tags on each student’s desk. These visual reminders will help students use the transition deck more independently.

    Editable Schedule Templates: With 16 editable scheduled to choose from, arranging your workshop schedule will be quick and easy. Simply navigate to the schedule format you are interested in using by selecting the drop down menu that describes your Math Workshop setup. Begin by deciding if you prefer a flexible “Meet the Teacher” schedule, or a set/fixed “Meet the Teacher” schedule. Then select the number of groups and number of days that correspond to your classroom needs.



    Math Workshop (also known as Guided Math) is a framework that allows students to learn new math content each day, practice math strategies in a variety of ways, and reflect on learning through verbal or written sharing.



    The predictable structure of Guided Math Workshop makes it easier for students to participate in differentiated activities while you work with small groups, and have individual student conferences. 

    This structure is ideal for creating a student-centered environment where personalized learning is central. When students know they can count on the consistent routines you will establish through the math workshop framework, they feel more at ease, and can focus their brain power on learning and growth.

    All the tools in this bundle are also designed to boost student independence so your classroom becomes a self-directed learning environment where students are actively engaged in making decisions about their learning. This leads to more rapid growth, and an ongoing excitement for learning math.



    The focus of math workshop is on differentiation and self-directed learning. Using the tools in this bundle, your students will routinely reflect on the quality of their work, and their current level of understanding. This consistent focus on reflection and growth naturally encourages students to participate in learning activities that are just right for them, and demonstrate their understanding of math concepts in detail.



    With structures for grouping, data tracking, immediate feedback, and self-reflection, you will have a clear picture of your students’ levels of understanding at all times without the need for piles of grading. The M.A.T.H. rotation structure engages students in a variety of activities, and frees you up to meet with students, reteach, and enrich as needed.



    This bundle is filled with ready-to-use and editable resources that make it easy for you to launch Guided Math Workshop for the first time, or bring more organization to your existing structure.



    If you are interested in learning more about how I incorporate these tools into Math Workshop, please read the series of blog posts linked below:

    Differentiate Instruction with Math Workshop

    3 Approaches To Formatting Lessons for Math Workshop

    How To Organize Small Groups for Math Workshop

    5 Steps To Efficient Data Tracking: Math Workshop Meet with the Teacher

    How To Boost Student Independence With Math Triads

    Top 5 Ideas for Math Workshop At Your Seat



    Third Grade Problem Solving Task Cards - perfect for At Your Seat rotation

    Second Grade Write To Explain Task Cards - perfect for At Your Seat rotation

    Project Based Learning Guides - perfect for At Your Seat rotation

    Third Grade Math In Motion Games - perfect for Hands On rotation

    Second Grade Math In Motion Games - perfect for Hands On rotation


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