Math Workshop Is...
This program provides a comprehensive
way to add independent work time to your mathematics instruction.
The program separates your math curriculum into twelve different
strands. The strands are:
• Number Operations
• Puzzles and Shapes
These 12 strands are practiced
through hands-on independent activities; each one time per rotation,
(a rotation usually lasting 3 to 4 weeks). Students use the
program’s handouts to solve problems which sometimes require
the use of manipulatives or cooperative learning. Students use
the program’s resources that are displayed on bulletin boards
or kept in student folders.
What will the program do for the teacher? It will help teachers
individualize student learning by allowing time to work with
small groups and individuals. It will add a dimension to the
core program by working with skills that are hard to develop,
yet necessary for the foundations of basic mathematical knowledge.
The Math Workshop will build these foundations and have young
students on the right track toward greater mathematical understandings.