Posts Tagged: Tabor Rotation

SCCTM Handouts for Math Stations & Keynote

The ENTHUSIASTIC Crowd at SCCTM SCCTM Keynote Handout: The BIGGEST Idea of All–An Enthusiastic, Effective Math Teacher Making the Most of Math Stations Handout A great, big thanks to all the participants who came to learn about the Top 10 Ideas for Making the Most of Math Stations!…

FREE GAME for Learning Algebraic Expressions in Guided Math

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.…

Integers in 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.…

Four Tabor Rotation Tools-FREE DOWNLOADS

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.…

4 Attention Levels for Classroom Management & FREE Poster!

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.…

Tabor Rotation Training is Transformational!

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.…

The Extreme Value of Teacher-Guided Math/Teacher Time

In a recent conversation, dynamic math instructional coach, Chrystena Talamantez, shared the overwhelmingly positive response her teachers had to additional support in guided, small-group work with students at the Teacher Time Station. Since having this station was the primary reason why I created the Tabor Rotation Framework, I asked Chrystena to share her personal testimony to the extreme value of Teacher-Guided Math Instruction/Teacher Time.…

Algebra Interactive Notebook Ideas & FREE Foldables

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.…

Getting Started with Algebra Math Stations

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: 1.…

Powerful Math Stations, MCC4.NBT.2 & MCC4.OA.4

What makes a powerful, rigorous, and relevant math station activity? 1. Identify the content standard. One of the activities that uses building blocks to concretely explore a concept is the Math Common Core State Standard from fourth grade, MCC4.OA.1a: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.…