Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Setting Up Math

Well, hello there!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Jivey is having a great Workshop Wednesday this month on how to set up workshops!

I thought I would share some resources for setting up a Math Workshop.

First, I highly recommend this book:

This book totally changed the way I think about math and teaching math.  She explains what to do in a easy to understand manner-inspiring you to set the next day!

I also recommend this book-but more for the younger grades

I have all of her other books, and thought this would be a good addition. It has good information, but I did not find it as helpful as a 4th grade teacher.

Another thing you need...Games and Centers!

Jennifer Findley from 


has great upper grade math centers at a very reasonable price! Her button  above will take you to her TPT shop where you can browse at your leisure.

I've printed out a ton of centers this year...
I have two bins STUFFED full of's overflowing!
It's also important to have some sort of rotation board for the kids:

Right now I have 3 rotations-but that could change next year with my new class and piloting a new math program.

Math is a little up in the air-we've been looking at programs these past few days-who know what we will choose! It's certainly been an interesting process.

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Thanks for linking up!! I want to look at that Guided Math book again- it's been a while, and it's good to have a refresher sometimes! :)
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  2. I am reading that book right now and I can't wait to get set up with math workshop. Have you heard of the book "Minds On Mathematics?" It's another great resource for math workshop - at least I think it is! I'm still reading that too!

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  3. I love Debbie Diller! I didn't even know she had a Math Workshop book! Thanks!!



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