Secondary Math Spotlight

Ms.Bruce @ SCMS Center Rotations

About Ms.Bruce's Center Rotation

Ms.Bruce is an 8th Grade Teacher at Summer Creek Middle School. She has been teaching for 6 years, all of which have been at SCMS.

The team at Summer Creek is currently working through the concepts of Volume and Surface Area. Ms.Bruce uses a centers approach to teach the concepts to her students. She does one class period of direct teach to prepare students for the activities. Each center activity typically takes 20 -30 minutes to complete. On a double block schedule, the expectation is that students work through two stations.

Below are some pictures of how each of her centers work cohesively as she is able to work her way around the room to help students on an individual basis. She is also able to pull small group for students who need more individualized instruction.

Ms.Bruce has been using centers for about two and a half years.

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This obvioulsy is not an exhaustive list of what each center could be but it is a great place to start. You could easily make one a quiz station or a Kahoot station, the possibilities are endless.

For more information on how Ms.Bruce puts together her centers, email her at

If you are doing some fantastic things in your classroom please let me come see! I would love to share with the group.

Thank you Ms.Bruce for sharing your classroom with us.