There are 4 choices my kids can pick from:

**Math by Myself**

These are independent math activities, that usually have manipulatives. Sometimes there is a recording page, sometimes not. I like to use activities that kids can go back to more than once.

**Math with Someone**

These are math partner activities/games. I limit this choice to only 6 kids per round, so I have even pairs.

**Math Writing**

Math Notebooks: My kids have a math notebook in which they work on an interactive math activity independently.

Question of the Day: My kids can choose to do Question of the Day and answer questions about the data, and then glue in their math notebook

**Math Technology**

I pick kids for this each round and they work on the ipad. I have also done where 2 kids come up and play a game on the smartboard, but I have found that distracting for the others.

The I charts for each are created with the same criteria as Daily 5 Literacy. They are created with the students and then I put up these ones after. The index cards underneath are the different activities kids can choose from.

My math block is usually 60-75 minutes. I find an hour too short to run a mini lesson and 2 rounds of math. If I only have an hour on some days…we might only get to 1 round.

**Schedule:**

**12:35**Kids come in and pick their choices for 2 rounds. (5 minutes)

**12:40 Whole Group Mini Lesson (15-20 minutes)**

Teach a new concept, re-teach a concept, extended practice

**1:00**

**Round 1 (15 minutes)**

I call kids out for their choices, they grab their materials and get started. I pull kids to my blue table for a small group.

**1:15 Energizer and Check In (5-10 minutes)**

We do a quick brain break and I go over any thing I noticed from the first round or reiterate something.

**1:25 Round 2 (15 minutes)**

Again, I call kids out for their choices, they grab their materials and get started. I pull kids to my blue table for a small group.

**1:40 Share and Check In**

Come back together to share any math findings.

__Where my kids get their activities from__

Each bin has a different activity in it. So I go to Math by Myself….I have 3 activities to choose from. In the bin there are 3 copies of each activity. So for Power Towers, 3 kids can go to that activity during 1 round.

This is my choice board. It is the same board I use for Daily 5 literacy, I just switch out the velcro choice cards.

Hope this gives you an idea to get you started!

Very informative post!

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I created it myself! Watching a lot of videos and reading articles!

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Math Coach’s CornerSaw it! So Cool! Thanks donna!

DeleteI've been wanting to try something like this for awhile. Thanks for the info.

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DeleteRenee - Is there some place I can purchase your math choice cards?

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LIke the velcro choice cards my kids put up? I will email them to you! Send me your email!

DeleteCan you share the t charts?

ReplyDeleteI like the math choice cards, also. Will you send them to me too? My email is jeritta.gilbert@gmail..com

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