Diggin' Into Next Year: Math Workshop

Organize Math Workshop

Today, I wanted to share a helpful tip for organizing those manipulatives that are always nice to have close by.

I purchased a set of Sterilite tubs similar to this one and created math help buckets.  
This is a great time saver during math workshop time because my lil' pups can easily grab all the supplies that they need and get back to their learning.  Here is a closer look at a few of the items in the tubs.
The little containers with tens and ones are old cassette cases that another teacher at my school was throwing away.  
Once I have taught my lil' pups how to use a certain manipulative or tool, I add it to the math help tubs and it stays there for the rest of the year.

I am always looking for ways to improve my instructional methods.  Pinterest has become one of my favorite ways to locate new ideas.  Here are a couple of ideas that I plan to implement in the fall.
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I love this comprehensive list of helpful manipulatives.  I believe you can never have too much hands on learning so I will be looking for some of these items to add to my math help tubs.
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I have a huge collection of books in my classroom, but not near as many as I would like that are related to math concepts.  I love this list of books to match each concept.  I will be on the lookout for these books this summer. 
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I also want to incorporate a more comprehensive daily number activity....maybe something like this?  This picture does not have a link with it....so if it is yours I would love to know so that I can give proper credit.
Be sure to check back next week and take a look at the great tips for behavior management.

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3 comments

  1. I'd love to know where you got the smaller plaster containers that inside the large Sterilite tubs! They looks like they're be perfect for organizing lots of different things!

    Theresa @ True Life I'm a Teacher!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your Number of the Day. So easy it is brilliant!

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  3. Love this idea for the math help bins! Will definitely be using this in the fall - thanks so much!

    Mallory

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