“The student is expected to select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate….”blah blah blah. I know you’ve seen it! That process standard shows up in every TEK strand from kindergarten all the way to statistics and precal. But are we really allowing students to choose their tools…or are we…

How I schedule my upper elementary math block
Math workshop and small groups are my jam! I have done guided math in many different ways and scheduled my math block differently depending on different factors. But THIS is my absolute favorite way to schedule my math block and teach in small groups. I’ve done this type of schedule with anywhere from 75100 minutes.…

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Daily Math Warm Up Activities
*this post may contain affiliate links I believe that any successful classroom starts with some type of daily warm up or bell ringer. Something that the students are expected to do right when they come in to class. A daily math warm up sets the tone for the rest of the class period. It also…

How I organize small groups for math workshop
So, you’ve gone to the workshops, read all the books and blogs, researched your resources and you’ve decided to get going with math workshop. Stations, rotations, guided math, whatever you wanna call it! Small groups will absolutely change your classroom for the better. There is so much value to sitting down with a small group…