An Exploration of Math Stations
Maybe I’m a little late to jump on the Math Station band wagon, but when anyone mentioned math stations to me, all I heard was centers. I didn’t feel that math stations were the right thing for our school until I read Debbie Diller’s Math Work Stations book. So began my math workstations journey.
The book completely changed my mind about implementing stations. I LOVE IT!
After reading this book, I decided to experiment with the idea of math stations in a 1st grade and 3rd grade classroom. Right now we are getting them set up–deciding what activities to place in each station, making locations for each station in the room etc. Since it is the end of the year, I knew we could spend time working out kinks with stations so that we could start out full force with math stations next year. I will be writing more about our math stations with photos included coming soon.
I am including a freebie here for now that you may want to use in one of your math stations. This sheet will go with an addition/subtraction station like one of the activities Debbie Diller suggests so that students may mark off the facts they know. Click the blue link to download a copy.
If you are using Debbie Diller’s math stations, I would love to hear about your experiences with what worked and what didn’t. Please comment below. 🙂