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5 Elements of Effective Math Workstations!

Posted on May 15, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Math Workstations are booming!  They should be because we need to reach all children, and they promise to help us do just that.  There are 5 important elements of an effective math workstation.  In the next few blog posts I will be discussing the 5 elements that are essential to all math workstations in detail.  This post is a general overview.  Here are the 5 elements:

1. Data-Driven

2. Differentiated

3. Standards-Based

4. Academically Rigorous

5. Engaging

Remember that math workstations are supposed to provide purposeful practice.  All children should be working in their zone of proximal development based on the framework of mathematical proficiency.  Do you know what levels your students should be working in at the different work stations?  Where are your children in fluency, word problems, vocabulary?  What is the evidence of their levels? These are all things we will discuss in detail!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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