Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by mrsleapfrog, Jul 17, 2014.
Jul 17, 2014
Which do you prefer for guided math?
I have a smaller horseshoe table. I find I have more room for manipulative a than a kidney table.
I have a kidney table, but I think I would like a horseshoe table better. With the kidney table, the kids across from me seem so far away sometimes. Also, at a horseshoe table they can't see each other's work as well, because the teacher is kind of in the middle blocking the kids from one-another. (However, if you just scooted back they could all see each other easily.)
I had the chance to grab a kidney table this year- well it's already in my new classroom. The old teachers fought hard for it. I'm getting rid of it. It's too big. I have a regular rectangular table that I've always used for small group math and it works fine for me.
Jul 18, 2014
I prefer kidney to horseshoe. More table space! But they're not dramatically different.
I've used kidney tables but for groups of no more than 4 students. It worked well for that purpose.
I prefer kidney as it feels like I have more surface space to model and lends itself to different activities.
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