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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  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!

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

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



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