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The First Day of Math Workshop

How do you get students to start working together and thinking and talking like brilliant mathematicians on the very first day of school? Below are three ways to start getting more Kid's Math Talk in your classroom on opening day.


Day 1 of Math Workshop

The first day of school is crucial for setting expectations for all types of management and behaviors, and math workshop is no exception.

While you won't have students engaged in all the elements of a full math workshop, start to make expectations clear and begin to set the tone of what math workshop will look and feel like in your classroom.


1. Clearly Show Math Workshop Expectations

Make an anchor chart (pictured above) with students that clearly show what math workshop looks and sounds like in the classroom. This chart will become a part of your classroom all year long for student and guest teacher reminders.


2. Practice Math Workshop Expectations