By: GEI Editorial Team

“In lieu of traditional math instruction, many educators are opting for group-focused workshops to increase student engagement. Implementing a math workshop can help students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Workshops can also foster a greater enjoyment of math and boost students’ self-esteem. With common core testing standards that require students to explain their reasoning, an in-depth understanding of mathematics is especially important.

Elementary school teacher Alice Murphy developed a highly acclaimed math workshop model to help her students become better problem-solvers. Here is a summary of her approach:

Organize supplies– Alice recommends using the plastic bins with handles and dividers to organize necessary supplies, which could include worksheets, writing implements, erasers, rulers, calculators, scissors, and grid paper. Have one bin for each group rotation.” To read further please click here: http://geiendorsed.com/blog/curriculum/6-ways-to-implement-a-math-workshop-in-your-classroom/