1. 15 minute mini lesson, followed by 4 work stations. One of the work stations is with the teacher, and the other 3 are practice stations (math games, using manipulatives, math project, math literature, math with technology, etc.). Students spend approximately 15 minutes at each station, and students are grouped by like ability. Students rotate through each station once per class.
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There are lots of options about what the work stations or centres look like too.
A=At Your Desk (independent work or reading math literature)
H=Hands-On (using manipulatives, working on projects, etc.)
L=Learning About Numbers
D=Doing Math (practice with a new strategy)
Math Daily 5
Math by Myself
Math With Someone
Writing About Math
This topic is so huge! There's no way I can write about it in one post. I'll be posting more info at another time. Watch for it!