MATH WORKSHOP

MATH WORKSHOP

Let me start by giving you a brief overview of my Math Workshop structure/ rotations/ schedule.  When I was planning this structure over the summer, I had purchased a couple Math Workshop Guides on TpT to get me started and then I tweaked them to apply to my own classroom, comfort level, and style.  The guides I found most helpful were:

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MATH WORKSHOP STRUCTURE:  In our math workshop, we have 3 groups which each go through four (4) twenty minute rotations daily.  



THIS IS OUR DAILY ROTATION SCHEDULE!

The expectations for each station are explained on the "Station Expectation Cards" below:






HOW WE DETERMINE GROUPS: We determine groups based on the PRE-ASSESSMENTS.  (You can find the CCSS Pre- and Post- Assessments at my TpT store!!) :-)  




  
CLICK ON THE IMAGES ABOVE TO FIND THESE PRE- & POST- ASSESSMENTS AT MY TpT STORE!!!

We have found that grouping the students by ability allows EVERY STUDENT to soar!  Students who have always been super high (and bored!) in math are now challenged and engaging in passionate mathematics debates and conversations with one another; students who were always middle-of-the-road math students are now shining leaders; students who were always low (and frustrated!) with math are finally getting the attention they need to master every common core standard!  IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! :-)

ASSESSING: Again, I pre-assess for each unit.  The students keep a student data notebook (you can also buy this at my TpT store!) to track their progress with every standard.  We use the CCSS units and go standard by standard.  At the end of each standard, we have the students take a POM (Proof OMastery Assessment) -- which you can also buy at my TpT store! --so we can check in to make sure each student has achieved mastery with each standard.


  

Sometimes we find that EVERYONE has mastered the concept on the first try.  Other times we realize that maybe our lowest group needs a few more days to master the concept and retake the POM.  For some, we notice that a few students need some reteaching.  Regardless, we are able to have quick feedback (the POMs literally take like 15 minutes to grade!!) to guide our instruction.  (I am the WORST at keeping up with grading!  My POMs are so short and to the point that I can literally finish grading them by the time the students are all done taking it!!  I just grade them as they get turned in!!  I have three folders -- 1 for each math group -- and they turn their POMs in to their group folder.  Then, I color coded my grade book based on their groups, so it's super fast and easy to record!!!)  When they get their POM back, they keep their assessments (including their pretests and all their POMs) in the BACK POCKET of their data notebook folder.  That way, at the end of the unit, they have all their POMs and their pre-test (which looks just like the post-test but with different numbers) to study for their FINAL END-OF-UNIT EXAM!!!!  (dun..dun..dun!!!)  

STUDENT DATA NOTEBOOK:  The students have 5 duo-tang folders -- 1 for each math CCSS unit.  In the duo-tang, they keep the actual data notebook pages and homework log.  In the front pocket they keep all of their homework & independent practice sheets.  In the back pocket they keep all of their ASSESSMENTS.
4th Grade     5th Grade     6th Grade
   
CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO FIND THIS STUDENT DATA NOTEBOOK AT MY TpT STORE!!!

***AT THE END OF THE UNIT:  After they take their POST-ASSESSMENT, they put it in the assessment pocket of their data notebook folder and turn the WHOLE FOLDER IN!!!  That way, we have ALL of their hw/independent practice sheets, their data notebook, and ALL of their assessments for the unit for when we do their report cards!!!  It's AMAZING!!!***





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30 comments:

  1. Are your bulletin board materials for sale? The signs, etc? Very cute! I teach third.

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    1. Heyyy Katy!! I can just make one for you if you want!! Just let me know your rotations and if you want a certain color scheme/pattern. I'll send it to you as a PDF and you can just get it blown up through Kinkos or Staples. :-) Email me at ElyseJahnkeTpT@gmail.com and let me know!!! :-) ~Elyse

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    2. Hi I would love your bulletin board materials as well! Are they on sale yet? You have been the only shop/teacher Ive found to use the headings I want! Thanks you!
      Reesie

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    3. Hello, I love your ideas! I would love your rotation signs too in burlap and lace theme if possible, or turquoise and yellow. My email is rebekah.cole2492@gmail.com. Thank you for inspiration,☺
      Rebekah

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  2. I wish you had a third grade option!

    I would love to buy your bulletin board signs!

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    1. Heyyy Natalie!! I can just make one for you if you want!! Just let me know your rotations and if you want a certain color scheme/pattern. I'll send it to you as a PDF and you can just get it blown up through Kinkos or Staples. :-) Email me at ElyseJahnkeTpT@gmail.com and let me know!!! :-) ~Elyse

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  3. This is amazing! Can't wait to implement!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana! You are so sweet! It is the best thing I've ever done as a math teacher! Let me know if you need any help processing what it will look like in your classroom. :-) ~Elyse

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  4. Would I also be able to get a copy of the pdf? I just love the set up!

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    1. Email me at ElyseJahnkeTpT@gmail.com and I'll send them to you!!! :-)

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  5. Hi Elyse,
    I tried clicking on the links for the signs but it does not automatically take you to your TPT site. I would like the signs for your rotation and management of stations as well.

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    1. Email me at ElyseJahnkeTpT@gmail.com and I'll send them to you!!! :-)

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  6. What math series does your school/district use?

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    1. Bridges... but I am piloting Math Expressions this year! SO PUMPED!

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    2. How did you change your workshops to jive with expressions-just curious? I bought your tpt bundle, we start standards based grading/report cards this coming school year and I am hoping your bundle makes this easier for me!

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  7. Hello,

    Are your bulletin board/rotation signs for sale on TPT or anywhere?
    I LOVE them! Thanks!

    Erika :)

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    1. Email me at ElyseJahnkeTpT@gmail.com and I'll send them to you!!! :-)

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  8. Hey Elyse,
    Do you have the rotation signs for sale? I need them in my life!!!! :D

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  9. Email me at ElyseJahnkeTpT@gmail.com and I'll send them to you!!! :-)

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  10. Hello Elyse! Really like your rotation posters. Are they for sale? Would love to use them to start my small groups

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  11. Hello Elyse! I would love to have rotation posters like yours. Are they for sale? Thanks!

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  12. Hi! Do you have the 5th grade mega bundle available yet.?

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  13. Hi! I love this! I am a first year teacher and I was wondering how often do you change the center activities? If they rotate through each center everyday isn't that then almost 20+ centers a week?

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  14. Love the set up and the signs. Are they available in your store? Do you have a third grade bundle as well. Love how everything is so spelled out on the rotation directions cards.

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  15. This is amazing! Our grade level is looking at implementing this in our math block, but we are fifth grade! Was wondering when you think the fifth grade bundle will be available?

    Thanks so much!!

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    1. Fifth grade is what I teach too!! I have the whole fifth grade mega bundle up at my TpT store... And it's actually on sale right now!!! How exciting!!! Please please please let me know if you have any questions! I'm actually helping my district implement math workshop on the district level right now. I'd be more than happy to help in any way that I can!!!

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  17. I am going to try out this rotation to schedule my Math block. Do you have the headings/banners available? They look awesome!

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  18. I would like your SMART board timer, please! I LOVE using music transitions and music as a pacing tool, but I haven't used it in conjunction with a timer before. My e-mail is rebecca.cullums@bridgecityisd.net Thanks!

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  19. Hi, I bought your mega bundle pack. It looks like the answer to my prayers! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Well worth every penny! I would also like your rotation board signs! I will email you as suggested above . Happy New Year !

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