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Establishing Math Workshop eBook

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Establishing Math Workshop in the Middle Grades (upper elementary and middle school math) classrooms can be a little tricky but with clear connections on how to organize math workshop, plan weekly stations, and manage your classroom you will be a pro in no time.


Establishing Math Workshop is one of the key ingredients in a Guided Math block in your math classes. Math Workshop allows for you to facilitate independent and individualized learning in a small group setting. While you are working with a small group for Guided Math, or facilitating math conferences 1-on-1, the other students in your classroom are engaged in a variety of tasks.

Throughout the course of this eBook I go into the ways that I was able to implement Math Workshop (student directed small groups) and Guided Math (teacher directed small groups) in my 7th and 8th grade classrooms for several years.

Please download the PREVIEW FILE to read an excerpt from the eBook to gather a taste of what is included!

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The concepts covered in Establishing Math Workshop in the Middle Grades include:

  • What is Math Workshop?
  • Organization of Math Workshop
  • Managing Math Workshop
  • Preparation Tips and Strategies
  • Managing Students Work while Working with a Small Group
  • How to Set up Your Small Groups (Guided Math)
  • Planning Your Small Groups (Guided Math)
  • Differentiating during your Small Groups (Guided Math)
  • Working Smarter, Not Harder with Math Workshop
  • 5 Ways to Use Task Cards as a Component of Math Workshop
  • 7 Reasons to Use Math Centers (Math Workshop) in Middle Grades
  • Grading and Math Workshop…. How Does it Work? and
  • Recommended Further Reading for Math Workshop

And as an additional BONUS, the download includes over 20 EDITABLE files for you to use to keep your Math Workshop organized and flowing smoothly in your classroom day in and day out.

  • Math Workshop Station Labels for Sterlite Large Latch Bins
  • Math Workshop Weekly Planning Sheets (MATH, TIME, BUILD, and STACK- 4 pages)
  • Station Rotation Boards (MATH, TIME, BUILD, and STACK- 4 pages)
  • Math Workshop Observations Checklist
  • Guided Math Workshop Lesson Plan
  • Guided Math Small Group Setup (Students and Concepts Covered)
  • Guided Math Small Group Observations for Student
  • Guided Math Small Group Observation for Group
  • Weekly Station Student Reflection (also printable form)
  • Math Conference Sheets (2)

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9 reviews for Establishing Math Workshop eBook

  1. Kara Negro (verified owner)

    Thanks for this! I love math workshop and try to read as much as I can about making it work in the middle grades. The printable resources are great too.

    • Jennifer Smith Jochen (store manager)

      I’m so happy that you are seeing the value in all that I have put together for you. I truly hope that it helps you this school year.


  2. Kristi LeBlanc (verified owner)

    Your guidance on math workshop has been most encouraging!

    • Jennifer Smith Jochen (store manager)


      I’m so happy that you think that. I know jay you can do this and can’t wait to hear how things are going as you implement the ideas this year.


  3. Leslie (verified owner)

    Thank you for your help and your hard work.

    • Jennifer Smith Jochen (store manager)


      Thank you so much!


  4. Diane J. (verified owner)

    So happy I was able to get this before school started!! Thank you.

    • Jennifer Smith Jochen (store manager)


      I hope you enjoy the book and all the information included. Can’t wait to hear how things go throughout your school year.


  5. Trena Valentine (verified owner)

    I would have liked to have an example of a workshop day. What each group would be doing.

  6. Renee Collins

    Wow! You have been reading my mind! I knew workshop was my answer to differentiation, but was struggling to pull it all together. Now, I am ready to rock it in the classroom, and with everything organized in one place! I feel like you’re my virtual instructional coach, holding my hand as I make this shift after 15 years of traditional teaching. Your authenticity radiates and creates connections of trust. Thank you for being YOU!
    Jennifer Smith Jochen is the Real Deal!

  7. kfine (verified owner)

    This is a great guide! I am always referring back to the guide for help. Thank you so much!

    • Jennifer Smith Jochen (store manager)

      I am so happy to hear that you continue to refer back to the guide for help! I hope that it has helped you as you have implemented Math Workshop.


  8. Laura Vazquez

    Jennifer, thank you so much for creating this gem! As a 6th grade dual immersion teacher, it is difficult to find the time to fit everything in. I teach math in Spanish and English, so differentiation is a must! Your book allowed me to see the big picture. Everything I had read and researched about math workshop made sense after reading your book. The way you break it down is so simple and straight to the point. I got my entire grade level to jump on board and now we are all implementing workshop in 6th grade, something never done before in my school site.
    Thank you, thank you!

  9. C. Anklin (verified owner)

    I bought this book with the intention of starting math workshop next fall. It will be a part of my planning process.

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