## What is the math workshop model?

Also known as Guided Math, the Math Workshop model combines direct instruction with hands-on and student-centered learning opportunities. The workshop begins with a mini-lesson delivered by the teacher, followed by a large block of time devoted to small group learning. It ends with a brief closure activity, or summary.

## How do you start a math workshop?

Start your workshop by setting expectations. Brainstorm what you and your students should be doing during workshop. Use our What Our Workshop Looks Like Anchor Chart to help you with ideas. You will also find a blank anchor chart so you can write your class ideas instead of using ours.

**What are the components of math workshop?**

The components of Math Workshop include:

- Daily math warm up (10-15 minutes)
- Mini lesson (10 minutes)
- M.A.T.H. practice time (40 minutes)
- Share (5-10 minutes)

**How do you make a model lesson plan?**

Listed below are 6 steps for preparing your lesson plan before your class.

- Identify the learning objectives.
- Plan the specific learning activities.
- Plan to assess student understanding.
- Plan to sequence the lesson in an engaging and meaningful manner.
- Create a realistic timeline.
- Plan for a lesson closure.

### How do you teach a math workshop?

MAKE YOUR STRUCTURE WORK FOR YOU

- Define a purpose for each math workshop station and incorporate process standards. Often, the tasks that are used in math workstations focus only on content standards.
- Integrate technology into workstations.
- Take the teacher out of the rotation.
- Fine-tuning your workshop model.

### What is workshop method?

The workshop method focuses on participatory, hands-on learning; small-group activity and problem solving; pair and small-group discussions; etc. As a result, because of the “active” rather than “passive” nature of the experience, larger numbers of learners are motivated to participate and learn.

**What is the difference between guided math and math workshop?**

Math workshop is the overall model where the warm-up, mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice, and closing occurs. Guided math is just one piece of math workshop where the teacher meets with students in small groups and differentiates the math to the needs of the students.

**What does math workshop look like in kindergarten?**

Math Workshop, like reading workshop can look different in every classroom. However, it often consists of a mini lesson, number talk or math talk, guided math groups, independent or small group work (often done through station rotations) and sharing/reflection.

#### How do you prepare a workshop?

Create an outline for your workshop presentation.

- Create an introduction. Decide how you will introduce yourself, the topic and the participant members.
- List the skills and/or topics you will cover.
- Decide on the order of the topics.
- Determine ground rules for the workshop.
- Decide how you will wrap up the workshop.