How to Plan Test Prep Math Centers

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How to organize and plan test prep math centers for third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students. Math Test-Prep Stations for Math Workshop will help students prepare for end of the year state testingIt’s around this time of year that things start to get a little stressful. You feel like you have so much to go over and so little time.

It won’t do anyone any good to just pick random worksheets to review each day before the big test. That’s not the best way to use your time.

Instead, let’s look at how organizing test-prep math centers will help make this time of year a bit more manageable.

How do I get started?

You need to block out at least 20 minutes a day. If you complete one rotation a day, you will go through all the math centers in 4 days.

You could also complete 2 rotations a day. This way, you’ll go through all of the rotations in just two days.

Figure out how many students will stay with you during math class.

List the math resources available to you. Do you have access to math games, computers, or iPads?

Start filling out the editable template!

This template is pretty impressive!

All you need to do is fill out the first page. That’s it. The rest of the template is filled out automatically. Not sure what I’m talking about? Click the video below to have a good look 🙂

Want a printable version?

You may not want to display the math rotations using projector. If that’s the case, I’ve also included a printable version.

You can post the groups and centers on a white board. Simply use magnets and move the group names as each rotation occurs. See example below.

How to organize and plan test prep math centers for third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students. Math Test-Prep Stations for Math Workshop will help students prepare for end of the year state testing

Be sure to place the center name pages inside sheet protectors. This way you can change the name of each activity as needed.


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Which math resources do you recommend?

  • Click here to view a list of paper math resources.
  • Click here to view a list of paperless math resources.

Where can I read more?

The following blog posts are all about organizing math centers:

I hope this resource will help you save time as you plan your math groups. Let me know what you think 🙂

Mrs. Santillana

Mrs. Santillana

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3 thoughts on “How to Plan Test Prep Math Centers”

  1. Thank you for creating the Prep Test Math Centers. I absolutely LOVE it! Is there any way to add a 5th group, Day 5? I want to create and rotate 5 math stations so I need 5 groups. Thank you in advance.

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