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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Debbie Diller "Math Stations" Blog

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.


  1. Hi there!
    I also purchased MANY copies of Math Work Stations and was able to share them with teachers during after school PD sessions this spring. I would be more than happy to share the resources we used with you, if it would make your life easier! I've included my very modest website - some of the resources are posted there.

  2. I used to teach Everday Math years ago at another school. I think I used to play monster squeeze, but can not remember the directions. Can you remind me how to play it? Thanks!

  3. Hi Deborah, I am so glad you linked in! I had quite a few teachers ask about Everyday Math and Math Stations. I am sad to say that I do not know much about Everyday Math. I hope I will be able to refer some people over to your blog as our chapters continue... YAY!

    Cute blog template!!!

    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten


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