In May,I attended the National Council of Mathematics Teachers Convention and saw Debbie Diller talking about her new book "Math Stations." I was so excited that when I came home I ordered 30 books to conduct a book study group in the fall for K-2 teachers or Multigrade teachers of grades K/1, 1/2, and 2/3. So when I'm participating in this blog book study, I keep thinking about how the math stations will fit in multi-grade classrooms.
In so many ways it is a perfect fit for "guided math groups" and math stations since the teacher needs to teach two separate math levels. Our district uses the Everyday Math series. So I started by looking at the Differentiating Handbook for the 2012 edition and there are tons of ideas for math stations. I checked out Grade 1 last night and realized that the whole first unit could have stations about comparing numbers, greater and less, playing the game Monster Squeeze, number line activities, and number writing practice. These activities could be very open ended. Tonight I want to look at Grade 2 and look at how those same stations could be upped for 2nd grade.