If you've ever questioned how to make math stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. This book extends Debbie Diller's best-selling work on literacy work stations and classroom design to the field of mathematics.
In Math Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice.
This book details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter devoted solely to organizing and using math manipulatives!
Each chapter includes:
- key concepts based on NCTM and state math standards
- math vocabulary resources and literature links
- suggested materials for each station for corresponding math content strand
- ideas for modeling, troubleshooting, differentiating, and assessment
- reflection questions for professional development.
Throughout the book, Debbie has included hundreds of color photos showing math work stations in action from a variety of classrooms in which she has worked.
Charts, reproducible forms, and math work stations icons are included to provide everything you'll need to get started with stations in your classroom right away!
Chapter 1: What Is a Math Work Station?
Chapter 2: Organizing and Managing Math Materials
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Math Work Stations
Chapter 4: Beginning Number Concepts Work Stations
Chapter 5: Addition and Subtraction Work Stations
Chapter 6: Place Value Work Stations
Chapter 7: Geometry Work Stations
Chapter 8: Measurement Work Stations
Picture Glossary of Math Materials