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12232010, 10:45 PM


I have several options for my students to work on while I am working with small groups. The first one I have is review a past skill/work at your seat. I choose work that the students have previously learned, but still could use ample opportunities to practice. This way, since they know how to do it, they can show independence with the task so I can devote my time to the small group. Another option I have is fact fluency. I have several activities for my students to choose from (flashcards, dice games (stratedice is a big favorite of mine/definitely worth the investment), concentration games, etc.) I give them preassigned partners so there is no argument over who they work with. If their partner is working with me in a group, they have to do flashcards alone. Another option is online technology. I only have 4 classroom computers, so I made an online technology schedule where each student gets one turn a week. The students can stay on the computer for the whole math rotation time (except when they are scheduled to work with me) since they only get this opportunity once a week. I set up a space on my classroom website that lists math websites they can choose from.
