This year I purchased a math workshop from TPT. I like Envisions but wanted my students to have a variety of opportunities to practice skills we are teaching through Envisions.
Students are grouped based on like abilities. Students are required to independently demonstrate their ability to complete daily math operations/tasks.
Students meet together for a whole group mini lesson on the skill being taught that particular day. Once we have completed the mini lesson students begin their rotations.
Students complete 4 rotations each day.
M – Math fact fluency – students work on addition and subtraction fact fluency using flash cards, white boards, paper pencil and I-Pad activities.
A – At your seat – students complete paper pencil skill that has been taught through Envisions independently.
T – Teacher table –students meet with teacher to work on daily skill that has been taught, review past skills, and or work on skills students may struggle with.
H – Hands on activities – students use center activities that are related to the skill we are currently working on in class. They have a variety of choices and may work alone or with a partner.
Once we complete all 4 rotations students regroup on the carpet with the teacher to close the lesson. We review the goal for the day and discuss what went well and what we need to work on.
Students stay engaged and are learning to solve problems in a variety of ways. They are learning to work together as well as be an independent problem solver. It’s great to see students be excited about math as well as their personal successes.
The following pictures are students demonstrating their understanding of the math rotation board, using I-pads to practice math fact fluency, choosing a book that has a math theme and working as partners with math bingo.
Cindi Flanegin | Lewis Elementary | 1st Grade Teacher
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