I'm trying to come up with an acronym for my math rotations - I'm planning the following: teacher table (small group) math journal/write about math computers hands-on/manipulative math skill drills math games (if I have any for that skill) My brain is full of common core "I can" statements and accompanying "I can" statements for science & ss.... so it's not working well right now. I want to make a board using the acronym so I can visually display my small group rotations.... I hope this makes sense.

I am right there with you! Go to pinterest and search guided math or daily five math. It seems that I saw one for "b u I l d s" and "t I m e" on there today. I saved so many files and bookmarked so many sites, I haven't organized them yet.

I'm going to try "BUILD" stations this year. I saw it on Pinterest too! BUILD = buddy games using manipulatives independent work learning about numbers doing math You could make your guided math group the "L"?

I'm doing the acronym MATH which I found on Clutter Free Classroom. Math facts At your seat Teacher Hands on

I like the MATH acronym best, I think - how will you organize your kiddos? The first couple of weeks I'll be assessing their abilities (via Aimsweb for math). My only worry is if I will have more than 4 ability-based groups (for teacher table). I only have 50 minutes to teach math, and any more than 4 groups is impossible.

Just bookmarked this thread, this is going to be really helpful later on...I've never tried Math centers

Thanks Friends! I actually made a video of how I manage my MATH rotation board. You can view it here: http://clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com/2012/06/math-workshop-board-classroom-360.html

I guess I'm gonna have to do mine with the acronym MATCH to include a computer rotation with FasstMath (required)

If you have more than 4 groups, you may want to reassess each unit as you might find that some of the groups overlap for different units. You can also teach two similar groups together as you can introduce a little more challenge on the same skill.

Love it, iheartrecess! I would also love to do something like this next year! I feel like I need to get a bunch of games ready NOW and organized. So much to do and so little time... (summer feels like there's tons of time, but it changes with a toddler in the house.

Just watched video and tour for organization of materials - great!! Thanks so much! I am pumped to implement this! (Love, love the WBT, too!) :thumb: