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Math Activity - Free Math Sorting Activity - Perfect math center or test prep review

How and why to use Math Sorts in Your Classroom (Free Download)

Why use math sorts? Discussions Differentiation Aligned to the standards No-prep FUN! 1. Discussions We constantly tell students to show their work or explain their thinking. Using math sorts weekly will give students practice in putting their thinking into words. Your students will use math vocabulary as they explain how they sorted their cards. They

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3rd Grade Math Centers - Free Math Activities for Math Workshop

The Ultimate Math Centers Bundle (Free Download)

It was my second year of teaching 3rd grade when I decided to move towards a math workshop model. My students were struggling with many math concepts and whole group instruction was not helping. The idea of math centers sounds great, but it can quickly get overwhelming. I’ve listed some problems I faced and also

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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 testing

How to Plan Test Prep Math Centers

It’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

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Save time with digital math centers. Use interactive digital slides during math workshop block. They make the perfect technology center. These math centers cover all math standards.

Why You Should Use Digital Math Centers

I know exactly how you feel. You have a million things to do, and you can’t imagine adding one more thing to your to-do list. You tell yourself that one day you’ll make time to learn all about these digital resources. Just not today. That was me … for about 2 years.  What changed? There

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set up weekly test folders - free printables to set up daily take home folders - upper elementary weekly behavior report template for free

Weekly Test Folders

I think it’s very important to have a folder specifically for weekly tests and a behavior report. Having a test folder prevents important papers from getting mixed up with daily work or homework. Enjoy the free printables! WEEKLY TESTS As soon as I finished graded weekly tests, I would file them in the green hanging

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Math Workshop - How to decided if you want to manage 3 or 4 math groups

Time to Decide: Three or Four Math Groups

Let’s take a look at different ways you can organize your math workshop block. The three versions below are just examples. You can always modify and come up with your own. Three Groups (start here) Four Groups (good for skill groups) Extra Choice (24+ students) THREE GROUPS Below I will write about two ways that

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