If your answer is yes, then you know it can be a real challenge because our students come to us at many different skill levels.
I’m sure you’ve heard the words “differentiate” or “differentiation” thrown around 1,000 times! The real question you may be asking is “HOW do I meet the needs of ALL my kids?”Implementing meaningful math centers in your classroom will help you do that very thing, PLUS so much more!
When math center time is implemented intentionally, it not only helps students grow academically but it also
Offering a variety of engaging and standards-based centers to your students helps them practice and review the skills they need for mastery.
While the majority of your students are engaged at their centers, you have the time needed to work with small groups of students, allowing for even more opportunities to increase student growth.
Students working collaboratively at stations and learning from one another is a surefire way to promote a positive classroom environment.
Unfortunately, there are many students that either fear or hate math. Carving out time for students to reinforce math concepts through play and providing scaffolds throughout makes math less intimidating and more fun.
When students work collaboratively at stations, they benefit greatly from talking to a partner or team members. This is an awesome time for students to build academic vocabulary.
As a teacher, you know how overwhelming it can be trying to fit everything into your instructional day…especially centers.
You’ve hunted for the best bargains on plastic containers, bought several shiny new math center games, and laminated all the stuff. You had strong intentions to do math centers every day like clockwork.
However, the truth is that there are many moving parts that can end up feeling like too much and leaving you completely exhausted.
Loud voices…Off task students…Constant interruptions. Is this what you envision when you think about center time? It doesn’t have to be that way. When implemented the right way, you can expect to see your students having meaningful conversations while monitoring their own behavior.
Implementing math centers in your classroom isn’t necessarily hard, but there are lots of moving parts and therefore more places to stumble: grouping students, creating routines and prepping materials. If you have a clear plan for each of these areas, you’ll be able to CONFIDENTLY clear those hurdles.
While it is true that the school day is packed, there are ways to fit centers into your daily schedule, whether you have 60, 75, 90 or just 45 minutes in your math block. Plus, when you have an efficient organizational system set from the very beginning, you’ll save tons of time in the future.
As a teacher, you may have seen program after program thrown at you over the years. Naturally making you think of math centers as just another thing. The thing is, it’s not a program. That’s what makes it so awesome! It’s simply a time of day dedicated to helping students review and reinforce their math skills, while providing you the time you need to meet with small groups. It’s a win-win!
This is the first step in your journey to implement meaningful math centers. If you do not take the time to plan, you will run into trouble later in the process.
That said, I’ll show you how to start building a solid foundation for successful math centers.
In order to see real student gains, you need to know what each one of your students knows and where you are trying to take them.
This step is critical for seeing transformative growth in your students’ mathematical thinking.
If you’ve ever wondered, “How can I keep everything together and running as smooth as possible?” l got you!
This step is all about how to save you time in the long run by showing you how to get organized up front
After you’ve got everything organized, it’s time to get your kids ready for centers and… YES, you can get students to work independently and be accountable for their own work.
Reflection is a teaching best practice. Sometimes as educators, we don’t take the time to do it, even though we know better.
That’s why I made it into its own step.
One way to keep kids accountable and on task is to give them a job. Love this idea, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with this bonus. I explain the 4 major job types you need to keep your centers running smoothly, PLUS you’ll get the resources to make it happen.
This special bonus will help you get started when you first introduce centers to your students. It consists of centers from the previous grade level, so that you can really take time to focus on getting down your routines and procedures vs. teaching new content.
Put your SMART Board to use with this awesome digital rotation chart that includes a built in countdown timer. Don’t have a SMART Board? It’s all good. You’ll get all the labels you need to display your rotation chart.
You’ll learn 3 super strategies that will prevent major distractions and instead, ensure that your centers run as smooth as possible.
And I strongly believe that Math Centers 101 will help you attain that goal.
You get 7 days to test out Math Centers 101. And if you don’t love it, I’ll give you a full refund.
Not sure if Math Centers 101 is right for you? Well, I’m giving you a whole WEEK to try it out. If you reach out within 7 days after enrollment to let me know that you’re not happy with the course, I’ll happily give you a full refund.
I’m offering this money-back guarantee because I believe so strongly in the content of Math Centers 101 and I want you to see how game-changing this course can be, risk-free.
Please note that if you’ve downloaded any of the games, task cards or problem solving activities, refunds can’t be granted.
Here’s What You Get When You Enroll Today:
An actionable step-by-step plan for implementing math centers in your classroom.
Each lesson module contains several downloadable templates that provide support and help you along the way. These grab-and-go checklists, frameworks, and ready-to-use templates will save you time, effort, and energy when planning for centers.
Extra video lessons and resources that will help make your teacher life easier because these resources are already made for you. Just print and prep.
Not only does this course show you how to implement math centers, you’ll get TONS of grade level specific math center activities for your kids, ranging from tasks cards to math games.
You’ll get access to the 5 Steps to Successful Math Centers Modules, Supporting Resources, Grade Level Center Activities, Grade Level Rollout Centers, and Bonus Video Lessons.
To see exactly what you’ll learn in this course scroll to the section entitled Math Centers 101 Curriculum. In this section I detail exactly what’s included in each module.
You’ll see the 5 Modules and Bonus Lessons broken into separate sections.
The great thing is math centers are not a program and can fit into any daily math schedule. I give you several examples on how to do this in the first module, Pre-Plan Your Routines.
Math Centers 101 is an excellent supplement to provide meaningful activities during your math block.
The video lessons are not standards related. They are best teaching practices, like planning and how to use data to differentiate.
The grade level math centers and activities that are included are based on the Common Core standards. But let me let you in on a little secret…if your state changed from Common Core, most likely your standards are still very similar or “Common Core Lite”.
Great question. YES! Guided math is simply a framework for teachers to differentiate instruction.
Just like in guided reading, the teacher leads a small group of students while other students are working in centers. Your kids need quality workstations to engage in and that’s where Math Centers 101 steps in.
The resources provided are two-fold. The lessons and support printables will assist you in managing your guided math block, while the included math games and activities will provide meaningful ways for kids to practice and review grade level math skills.
Anyone who wants to grow their students’ math confidence and see student gains.So, if you…
Then Math Centers 101 is for you!
Because I know teacher life is busy, I tried to keep each video lesson short (5 to 10 min.) and to the point.
You could binge them all in one day, or pace yourself and tackle one module per week.
Each module includes action steps so that you can implement the strategies and techniques I teach as you go.
Most definitely! You can watch the training videos as many times as you like. Plus, if I ever add any updates you’ll get those for free.
Yep! Math Centers 101 comes with a 7-day Money Back Guarantee. My hope is that you will see the transformation in your classroom and your students.
If you watch the videos and complete the action steps but are still not satisfied within 7 days, you will receive a refund. However, if you’ve downloaded any of the games, task cards or problem-solving activities, refunds can’t be granted.
I’m going to keep it real. Sometimes you have to invest in the right tools and resources to get the outcomes you want.
Math Centers 101 is a step-by-step system that is jam packed with EVERYTHING you need to ensure that your kids are engaging in meaningful math centers.
The choice is yours.