Planning math workshop involves three key components: identifying year-long trajectories, mapping monthly units of study, and developing daily focus lessons. Visit *Planning Math Workshop* to find trajectories, templates, and sample units and focus lessons.

WACHUSETT REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Holden-Paxton-Princeton-Rutland-Sterling

Math Workshop (MW) is a comprehensive, customized approach that addresses the needs of all students in a classroom. MW begins with a focus lesson where the teacher explicitly models a strategy or skill, or presents a provocation. After the focus lesson, the students investigate independently to practice the strategy or skill, or develop a solution to the provocation.

During independent problem solving, students use the focus skills and strategies to solve the proposed provocation or further develop focus lesson skills/strategies through math games, individual investigations, centers, and small-group or 1:1 instruction. One-to-one conferring allows the teacher to be sure students are successful in their application of skills/strategies or to provide targeted instruction around any particular needs.

Finally, MW ends with a group share to expose mathematical thinking and guide discussion on "big ideas" and strategies.

- Whole-group instruction

- Use EM guide and other resources

- Anchor charts

- Provocation/investigation posed

- Think aloud

- Small-group instruction

- Conferring

- Independent/small-group math games, investigations, centers, assessment

- Computational fluency/differentiated practice

- Math Notebooks

1*5-25 minutes*

- Expose math thinking

- Add to/develop anchor charts

- Discussion of "big ideas"

- Synthesis of new understandings

Feature Film: *Small-Group Instruction in Math Workshop*

Feature Film: *Tier II Math Instruction for Math Workshop*