Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More by Jennifer Lempp
Successfully implement the transformational math workshop model of instruction through five accessible, manageable steps:
Step 1 Understand Math Workshop
Step 2 Prepare Your Students for Math Workshop
Step 3 Decide Your Math Workshop Structure
Step 4 Facilitate Your Math Workshop
Step 5 Reflect on and Refine Your Math Workshop
Educators are invited to embrace this resource as their own personal “instructional coach,” first exploring what the author refers to as “three buckets” that need to be in place for a highly successful math workshop:
Routines and Procedures
The resource then offers “Twenty Days to a Classroom Culture That Works,” which includes twenty minilessons that support the communication and practice of expectations surrounding the workshop model. From there, it explores three classroom-tested math workshop structures, providing practical ideas for routines, focus lessons, guided math groups, learning stations, and reflections so you can get started with math workshop in your classroom today.
Streaming Video Clips
The online video clips invite you inside K-5 classrooms for a seeing-is-believing look at math workshop in action. Seeing clips of actual teachers and students engaged in math workshop is the next best thing to observing the model in a classroom.
Templates, tools, and ideas are included and available in downloadable format.