How do we plan for math with precision?
As the graphic below shows, when planning for math, we need accuracy and precision!
Let’s look at a real-world example of precision. March Madness is just around the corner. If teams want to make it to the finals, they must focus on precision.…

FREE Math Vocabulary Game
“My students knew how to solve the problem! They were just stuck on the math vocabulary words they didn’t know!”
“I never thought of using a math vocabulary game. I just introduce the words before the lesson and have them copy it in their notebooks.”
“My students like math vocabulary games, but sometimes the games are just boring and they don’t want to play them.”
Ever heard any of these statements?…

I don’t remember Algebra being fun in school. I don’t remember any hands-on experiences for anything in Algebra–including expressions. So, when I began teaching Algebra I was determined to make it concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract and, above all else, it was going to be FUN!
One of the ways I do this is by incorporating roaches, flies, and ladybugs into my Algebra guided math lessons and into my Tabor Rotation math stations.…

Integer: a number with no fractional part; includes the counting numbers {1, 2, 3, …}, zero {0}, and the negative of the counting numbers {-1, -2, -3, …}
The term integer is not typically used in a secondary student’s everyday life. There’s no shortened version for texting it.…

After sharing the Tabor Rotation Framework at the 2016 SCCTM Conference, I wanted to encourage the passionate educators in South Carolina as they continue on their journey of highly effective and personalized instruction using Tabor Rotation.
Here are 4 Tabor Tools you can download and use immediately.…

ATTENTION LEVEL 3
How do you manage a classroom?
How do you run stations or small groups?
How do you get students to pay attention for longer than two minutes?
All of these questions have been asked repeatedly by those who work with any level and any subject.…

The last two Tabor Rotation training sessions for the 2015-16 school year were full of excitement, enthusiasm, and receptivity. The days were amazingly positive, but what happened after the training was even more impressive. With just a few weeks left in the school year, participants went back to their classrooms and immediately began to use the strategies they learned.…

This quote makes me laugh. I’ve never bought 64 watermelons and wondered how much it cost if I gave the farmer $200 and had $7 left. In fact, I don’t like watermelons, so I would never even buy one. (What in the world would I do with 64 of them???)
As I search for ways to engage students in secondary math and to make the concepts meaningful, I continue to add ideas to their interactive notebooks.…

How can I support the implementation of balanced, small-group, guided math instruction in my school?
How do I keep the momentum going after attending a Tabor Rotation Training?
How do I share my enthusiasm and expertise in an effective way?
These questions are asked quite frequently by teacher leaders, math coaches, administrators, and specialist who want to build the grass-roots movement of Tabor Rotation. …

Are you an Algebra teacher who is wanting to begin using math stations, small groups, and guided instruction with your classes?
If you are, then I’m already impressed and the students you have this year will be, too!
Here are a few basic tips for implementing guided math instruction in a secondary classroom:
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