Math Rotations made easy!

Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing with you a wonderful management piece that I have in my classroom.

My kids really enjoy stations, but I needed a simple way to manage it without them constantly asking what they need to do or can do after they finish.

Thus, my math rotation board was born!
My stations are called “MATH” stations and each station represents a specific skill.
M –Math Facts (typically a bump game/race to 100/ipad fact fluency)
A — At your seat (independent work)
T — Teacher time (guided math)
H — Hands on (typically using manipulatives)

**I have revised this product to have another ‘T’ for “Tech Time” !!

The green circles at the top designation the station you should be at during each rotation.
The circles on the left hand side are the names of the groups.

I LOVE to call my groups using mathematical vocabulary. I call my kids by geometric shapes: pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, and hexagon (since these are the trickiest to remember). During stations I can simply say, “My six sided figures, you’re getting too loud”. My kids now have to think about shapes even if we are not currently teaching geometry! It’s wonderful.

The long green ovals house the group members. I have sticky Velcro on the backs of these so it is easy to mix groups, since my groups change based on what skill we are focusing on that week.

I also have a “We are on rotation” card.
My “station manager” just walks to the board and changes out the clip as we rotate. I keep them on a magnetic binder clip with Velcro on the back. He just unclips and swaps!

The four pages at the bottom are HEAVEN!
Once page correlates to ONE station. Either the M, A, T, or H station.

Each week we do stations, I simply write what we are doing in that station.
By write I mean:
Tub 1
Tub 2, and so forth.

My kids know that they must do whatever is in that tub in order to complete their station.

Only then does that mean that they can do the “May do” side of the page.
I will typically add two “may do-s” just in case they finish the first one.

Check out what others have to say about it! 

That’s it! 

If you want to check out more of my math board
I also sell a black and white version so you can can customize it to whatever colors you would like!
There is also an editable file so you can change the group names if they don’t fit the needs of your classroom!

Here is another class that uses my math rotation board!

Do you see that yellow chart to the right?
I made her a Reading Center Rotation as well! 
Check it out HERE

Check out some classrooms that use my boards!

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Thanks for stopping by friends!

Amber

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Megan @ I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
    September 6, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Love this idea!!! Just shared it on my 5 on the Fifth post!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  2. Reply
    Thrills in Third Grade
    September 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Your stations are great!! I am just starting to try out using math stations in my class. My question to you is this: how many copies of each "Tub" activity (I'm assuming those are math game-type activities?) do you make? Do you have your kids partnering up when they do those, or are they done individually? Thank you so much for your help!!
    Jamie
    Thrills in Third Grade

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