- Maths stations are a great way to create a learning environment where students are interacting somewhat independently and collaboratively with maths. During maths station teaching, students rotate around pre-planned math activities. These activities promote practice of key math concepts that are being taught or need reinforcement.
- This set of maths games will allow you to run a whole class maths station lesson with all the children actively involved.
- Developed by an Irish school teacher.
- Each game can be used as a full station.
- Each game is student friendly allowing independent stations not requiring constant teacher instruction.
In station teaching, the teacher divides maths games into a station (a table). The teacher can move around the classroom or stay at a particular station; the other stations are run independently.
Some advantages of this approach are:
· The students have the benefit of working in small groups.
· The teachers can cover more material in a shorter period of time.
· Fewer discipline problems occur because students are engaged in active, hands-on learning.
· It is possible to separate students who need to work away from each other.
· All students get access to teaching manipulatives even if they’re in short supply or are smaller pieces of equipment that are not as effective in whole class teaching.
· It encourages co-operation