# Math Center Task Cards

Here are some math center task cards. They will help you get started setting up centers. Remember to always connect center activities to the math that you want your students to learn. Name the Big Ideas (see Randall Charles article pages 9-22). Discuss the Enduring Understandings and then plan centers where the students can engage in purposeful practice.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Hi Dr Nicki,

This post is full of info – I did not really understand the difference between a Big Idea and Enduring Understandings when teaching math. There is always a debate when I am coaching a teacher to identify the Big Ideas in a lesson. I am participating in a year-long Lesson Study professional development for middle school math which has broadened my insight into how important lesson design impacts student learning. What was I doing all these years?? Can you comment on Lesson Study and how Guided Math groups can be integrated into the research lessons? FYI – you have inspired me to go out of my comfort zone many times when I am coaching teachers and teaching math – thanks.

LisaFebruary 11, 2012