1st Edition

Leveling Math Workstations in Grades K–2 Strategies for Differentiated Practice

By Nicki Newton Copyright 2019
    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    172 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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 help students operate in their zone of proximal development and how we can use them to help students progress to higher levels of math achievement.

    Topics include:

    • Understanding the framework for leveled workstations
    • Making sure workstations are rigorous and not just providing busy work
    • Building your stations in key areas such as counting, numbers, place value, fluency and word problems
    • Keeping students accountable, and knowing where they are in their learning trajectory

    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.

    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


    Dr. Nicki Newton has been an educator for 30 years, working both nationally and internationally with students of all ages. She has worked on developing Math Workshop and Guided Math Institutes around the country; visit her website at www.drnickinewton.com. She is also an avid blogger (www.guidedmath.wordpress.com), tweeter (@drnickimath) and Pinterest pinner (www.pinterest.com/drnicki7).

    "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