## Alice's Math Workshop

Hi, my name is Alice Murphy. I have been teaching at the elementary level for the past twenty years. I currently work as an ISD math coach for teachers who are implementing a math workshop model into their classrooms. Ten years ago, out of frustration and need, I developed a math workshop model to use in my classroom. Since then I have shared this model with many teachers through Oakland School presentations, at Professional Development Meetings and at the Best Practices Conferences. Many districts have brought small groups of teachers into my classroom to watch the Math Workshop model in action and hold a debriefing session afterwards. I have had the pleasure of meeting many teachers along the way who are interested in providing the best math practices for all their students.

Are you interested in starting Math Workshop in your classroom? You have come to the right place. Read on to start your math workshop journey.

Questions or comments go to Alice's Blog Click to link to blog.

Contact me at alice.mathworkshop@gmail.comfor information on Math Workshop presentations or training at your school or district.

Are you interested in starting Math Workshop in your classroom? You have come to the right place. Read on to start your math workshop journey.

Questions or comments go to Alice's Blog Click to link to blog.

Contact me at alice.mathworkshop@gmail.comfor information on Math Workshop presentations or training at your school or district.

## What is Math Workshop?

Math workshop is a unique delivery system of your math curriculum. Math workshop addresses the needs of all your students. Math workshop allows for the implementation of the Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice into your daily lessons. Math Workshop allows students to think, write and and verbalize their thinking; skills that they will need for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (Common Core Testing).

## Components of Math Workshop

Launch (Mini lesso) - 5 - 15 minutes

Three or four rotations (one rotation teacher led) - 12 - 15 minutes per rotation

Whole Group reflection - 15 minutes

Further explanation on

Three or four rotations (one rotation teacher led) - 12 - 15 minutes per rotation

Whole Group reflection - 15 minutes

Further explanation on

__page__**How to Develop a Lesson**## Why Math Workshop?

**The Kids **–

Learn at their ability level

Experience Success

–Grow in Self esteem –

Enjoy math –

Gain new understandings –

Are allowed frequent movement

–Participate in activities of appropriate length

Verbalize their thinking

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The Teacher

Knows exactly where each kid stands

Has time to work with individuals in small groups

Has less frustration

Uses time more efficiently