Day 142 – 143: Review Stations Around the Room

ImageWe have done this type of review before, but never with so many problems!  To practice for the upcoming STAAR (state test), I posted 54 problems all around the room and in the hallway.

These problems were from the released 2013 Math STAARImageImage

Students were placed on a team and were told to “divide and conquer”.  I wanted them to work individually, but still have a group to check in with.  Their goal was, as a group, to complete all 54 problems over the course of 2 days.

I was so pleased with the activity.  They worked, they talked to each other about the problems, they asked questions, and most importantly, they were up and moving around.  Giving them the choice of the problems they want to try gives them ownership.  Also, having so many problems to choose from, the students were able to find their own space and attempt solving at their own speed.

ImageI wanted them to be able to get instant feedback, so I created a wall of answers.  Each note card had the answer on the back, so students could periodically “check-in” to see how they are doing.  Image

It was a simple way to practice problems, but worked really well! We will continue tomorrow.




About Gretchen Simmerson

Middle School math teacher living in Austin, Texas.
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