In the Kindergarten or 1st grade classroom, especially within the Math Workshop, it’s almost impossible to have a Math with Writing station where kids are actually reading and solving story problems without needing any kind of help to decode what the problem is asking and know apply how to apply addition and subtraction processes to that concept. We typically say that Math with Writing should be up and running around 2nd grade, so what does problem solving actually look like in Kindergarten and 1st grade? Read More >>

# Math Workshop

## Putting the C back in CPA with the Math Salad Bar

Math involves a lot of preparation, especially when you’re using manipulatives. We want to put the C back in CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract). Of course, C stands for *concrete*, but it also stands for *careful planning*! Read More >>

## A Case for Developing Fraction Sense (and a Resource to Help!)

Fractions are hard. There are few kids (or even teachers!) who would say they love fractions. I recently found an excellent book that presents strategies to help teachers develop fraction sense in their students! Read More >>

## More Ideas for Math Vocabulary!

We know accurate vocabulary is important, but how can I focus on integrating vocabulary into my day without feeling like I’m just adding one extra thing?? Read More >>

## Math Workshop Series: Math with Tools/Tech/Problem Solving

The focus of this station in the Math Workshop is higher-order thinking and concrete application of math skills. This will be developed differently in each grade level.

## Math Workshop Series: Math with Someone

After kids understand how to do Math with a Teacher and Math by Myself, Math with Someone is the next thing we introduce as we set up the Math Workshop.

## Math Workshop Series: Math by Myself

After spending time with you in Math with a Teacher, students need time to practice what they’ve learned while the lesson is fresh, and so The Math by Myself station is a logical next step. Read More >>

## Math Workshop Series: Math with a Teacher

Our first stop in the Math Workshop rotation is Math with a Teacher! Read More >>

## Math Workshop Series: Overview and Organization

You’ve prepared, copied, pulled manipulatives and packed the dish-tubs for your math centers, and the result is Pinterest-worthy (nobody has to know how long it actually took!!). Read More >>