When I think about managing math centers, the phrase that immediately pops into my mind is "routines and procedures". I am sure you've heard this before, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. A major part of a good management system is being proactive. Preparing for unwanted behaviors BEFORE they even happen ...

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## How to Organize Your Math Centers

Organizing math centers is one of the major keys to running smooth workstations in your classroom. Being organized: keeps your students on task (more structure, less questions, less distractions) helps maximize time (when you and your students can easily find things you don't waste time) ...

## 8 Things to Consider When Planning Your Math Centers

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Math Centers Blog Series, so far we've talked about how important it is to do centers. Now, let's talk about planning math centers. There are several things that you need to consider before you jump in head first. You maybe thinking, "Greg, I need to get started ...

## The Ultimate Guide to Math Centers

"How'd you like to learn about a way to keep your kids engaged while they're reviewing math skills?" "Better yet, what if I said you could meet the needs of all your students at the same time?" Well, you're in for a special treat. I'm writing a 5-part blog series about this very topic. One major ...

## 5 Simple Ways to Develop a Mathematical Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset is a hot topic, but what is it exactly and how does it relate to math? What is Growth Mindset? Growth mindset is the belief that you can develop abilities through effort and hard work. In relation to education there are certain key characteristics of a growth ...

## The Power of Teaching with Math Songs

As educators, we are always on the hunt for ways to engage our kids. What about math songs? Songs are often overlooked as teaching strategy. Why? In our quest for mastery of ALL the standards, singing songs can be viewed as juvenile or not schedule worthy. Not true! First, let's not ...