Build a Math Station Routine
Build in Accountability
Set Clear Expectations for Math Stations
- How will you prep the stations?
- Where will stations be stored?
- What will you use to organize stations?
- Do I have all the materials for each station?
- How will students be partnered or will they work independently?
- Where will students work on stations?
- What will students do if they have a question during stations?
- How will students clean up their station?
- What will students do when they complete a station?
- How long will students work on each station?
- How will you hold students accountable for their station work?
Where Do I Find Quality Math Stations?
When looking for math centers for your students focus on quality and content.
A quality math station will have all the things you need and be easy to prep. Due to the pieces making up math centers there will always be a little bit of prep but it can be minimal. Quality math stations also include teacher and student directions as well as recording sheets and answer keys when applicable.
As far as content goes, I prefer to use stations focused on the standard we are learning about currently in class. This allows students to see a skill or standard in multiple ways throughout the unit and lends itself towards mastery.
With these things in mind, I created these math stations. Each set of stations has ten complete stations based on one standard complete with student and teacher directions, recording sheets and answer keys when applicable, and content vocabulary. Printing and copying is easy because all stations are created entirely in black and white. Just print on colored paper and go!
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