Hi Beth! Thank you so much for sharing your very practical math workshop approach. I have wanted to teach math in small groups for a number of years but couldn't figure out how to manage it. You have given me a framework to do so. My question is do your students always move to the next rotation even if they are not finished with the independent work? I am required to give grades during the week and wonder if you only "grade" the assessments or do you have students do additional work on a previously taught lesson? My " low" group will sometimes sit without working during independent rotation and get very little done. I'm hesitant to have them just move to the game, if they have little work completed. Some students will even just write an answer down so they look finished & can go to the game. I have also kept students with me for the next rotation if they are really struggling with a concept, which seems to be effective. I guess I'm struggling with how to keep the kids accountable so the work they are doing is a closer reflection to what they really understand. Any thoughts you have are appreciated!
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