Although I haven’t blogged about it much yet, I am eager to share with you some of the discoveries I have made this year while piloting math workshop in my classroom. I just keep avoiding it because there is SO much to say that I just can’t get started! I promise I will get going on it soon…
One thing that I am always on a quest to find is meaningful resources to use either as extensions or as resources to use with small groups during math workshop. While having a “cyberchat” with some other bloggers/curriculum designers, the amazing Laura Candler mentioned one of her resources that she thought I might like to try!
I checked out her “Math Stations for Middle Grades”, and I’m sure glad I did! It is a great resource to keep on hand all year because there is a little something for everyone and for every topic!
I thought I’d show you a few of the resources I used out of the book to complement the work I was doing during my last unit in math. Here goes!
One thing I have noticed with some of my struggling students is that they have a hard time picturing what word problems are asking. This resource has a page that I tried with a small group to try to get them to read the problem, draw what the problem was asking, and then write about their solution. It was definitely tricky for them, so we had to really do lots of modeling. We will definitely work on this “drawing” to help solve in the future!
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