I use the three page poster above on my “math wall”. I use it to teach the idea of doting your page. Whenever we introduce a new idea or review an idea I get the students to “dot the page” by putting a colored dot in the corner of their page. This allows me to quickly see who need individual or small group help before moving on and allows students time to reflect on their learning.
The small image to the side I laminate and put on the board as a visual reminder after we have practiced this step in class a few times.
You can use the colored dots on the next page for students to put on their desks as they work independently. If you are conferencing or are otherwise busy a student can put a yellow or red dot card on their desk so you know they need help without raising their hand or voice to get your attention. Laminate them and keep them somewhere accessible to make your life easier!