In this book from bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton, you’ll learn how to level math workstations to engage K-2 students in meaningful, purposeful, rigorous practice. We know students don’t learn at the same pace, so how do we take into account where they are and differentiate instruction? Dr. Nicki has the answers, showing how leveled workstations are key in the formative years, how they operate in students’ zone of proximal development, and how we can use them to help students progress to higher levels of math achievement.
Each chapter offers specific examples, activities, and tools. There is also a clear, step-by-step action plan to help you implement the ideas immediately in your own classroom.
"Dr. Nicki has created purposeful, rigorous, yet easy to manage workstations based on the developmental stages of learning in the areas of counting, numbers, place value, fluency, and word problems. Dr. Nicki reminds us how important it is to pay attention to the research-based learning trajectories and level our students accordingly, meeting them where they are in the learning. Research shows that when teachers understand how children develop mathematics understanding, they can provide appropriate activities that will further children's development. This resource empowers teachers to provide students with a much richer and more successful math experience in the primary grades!" — Melanie Harding, K-5 Math Supervisor at the Long Branch Public Schools, NJ
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A Deeper Dive into the Framework
Chapter 3: Keeping Students Accountable
Chapter 4: Counting Workstations
Chapter 5: Number Workstations
Chapter 6: Place Value Workstations
Chapter 7: Fluency Workstations
Chapter 8: Word Problem Workstations
Chapter 9: Action Planning