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Middle School Math Centers

Feb 9, 2013 8:08am

My administrator wants me to use centers in my middle school math classroom as a daily practice. I always use cooperative grouping tasks even though I have tried the idea of centers in the past but they end up being just busy work. If there is anyone who has had success with centers in middle school math classes and can share some ideas and strategies as to how to effectively use, create and implement them it would help me out tremendously... Thanks in advance:-)

  • Math
  • 6-8
  • Differentiation

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    • Feb 23, 2013 4:03pm

      Hi Gloria,
      Have you thought about using them as a warm-up activity each day? That way you can satisfy your administration's request for a daily practice. It can be a great way to do a little daily review or introduce a new topic.

      • Feb 13, 2013 7:21am

        Thanks Donna,

        The administration expects to see centers everytime they come in. However, I teach 7th and 8th grade and it becomes a bit overwhelming. Having issues with time and management. I will try having the students self check and stick to utilizing centers once a week as well...until I get the time and management pieces together.