Math Workshop

Math & Science Updates- February 2016 Edition

Introduction to Math Workshop

The Common Core Math Standards promotes a greater focus on fewer topics, coherence between grade levels, and conceptual understanding/application. Due to this shift, students will need to learn these concepts at varying paces since not all students will master a deep understanding at the same time. One methodology that promotes a culture of engaging and individualization is Math Workshop.


Math Workshop is essentially a small group approach to teaching math. Although the format can be adjusted, it should consist of ongoing formative assessments, discussions, and reflections. The four key components for Math Workshop include:


1. A focused minilesson

2. Guided instruction

3. Collaborative practice

4. Independent practice


This edition provides more information on Math Workshop. Please view the links below to learn more about this innovative pedagogical strategy.

Suggestions?

Is there a topic you would like to learn about.....

If there is something that you are interested in learning more about in the elementary science and math realm, please share. I pick the topics based on workshops I attend but would love to hear from you.