So many of you have messaged me about the struggle when it comes to grading your students work in Math Workshop and how either you HAVE to grade it for students to actually take action or you need to grade it to make sure that they are understanding what is going on. First, I want to remind you... Math Workshop stations are REVIEW MATERIAL! This is material that students have already had a full ... View Post

## 7 Reasons to Use Math Workshop in Middle School

As challenging as it must be to incorporate our mathematical standards in each year, it is just as challenging to meet the needs of a classroom full of learners. The goal is clear each year, we must teach the standards and show growth but the pathway to get from Point A to Point B is not always as clear. We must change things up and that is where Math Workshop and Guided Math play a crucial ... View Post

## Planning Middle School Math Workshop Stations (and Upper Elementary too)

How Do I Work Smarter and Not Harder when it comes to something that involves a lot of planning and organization, like middle school math workshop, is what you may be asking me right about now. Well my friend, I'm here to tell you that it can be done. You can do this, I promise. Once you have established how you are going to organize your stations, stick with it. Don't change this up from week ... View Post

## Frustrated With Teaching Fractions & Need Fraction Activities?

Without a doubt the number one struggle I hear when I talk to teachers is that teaching fractions is a pain. Not that the teachers don't understand them or know how to teach them but they are such a struggle of a concept for students to understand. And the fact that there are so many concepts to cover with fractions it basically could be taught every day for at least a full school year and you ... View Post

## Differentiating Small Groups for Guided Math

For me, Guided Math wasn’t a specific station but rather I pulled from the stations to work with a separate group. This allowed me to constantly differentiate my Guided Math Groups without changing my Math Workshop Rotation Board. I’m all about working smarter and not harder and this truly helped. The tip for this is to pull 1-2 students from each Math Workshop group to allow for the activities to ... View Post

## Planning for Small Groups (Guided Math) as Part of Math Workshop

Now that you know that Math Workshop is a crucial part of your math instruction, I’m here to tell you that Small Groups (also known as Guided Math) are just as important. There are so many components of Small Group instruction that are mirrored in your Math Workshop groups. Planning For Small Groups has Six Key Components: 1.Determine the focus of your lesson. 2.Determine how you will assess the ... View Post