Organize Your Math Stations

Yesterday I shared all about my fall no-prep math stations. Well, today I thought I would share how I organize these math stations. I’m all about no-fuss, simple, and hassle free.

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1. Grab the Materials for the Station

The first thing that I do to organize my math stations is gather all of the station materials. The stations I am using are super easy to gather because there is ZERO cutting involved. I get 1 set of the station cards (printed two to a page), the recording sheets for students, and the answer key ready to go. If you don’t want to include an answer sheet, you can always leave that out!

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2. Optional Step: Hole Punch the Math Station Cards

Next, sometimes I hole punch the station cards. This is an optional step because you may want to have them separate for multiple students to use at a time. The hole punch does ensure that cards won’t get left all over the room, but that is totally up to you!

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3. Put Everything Together

Once I have the station cards and the recording sheets, I put them in a plastic zipper pouch. THESE zipper pouches are my favorite because you can see the contents and there is enough room for a stack of papers!

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4. Repeat for all of the Math Stations

I repeat all of those steps for each math station. Since there aren’t extra pieces all over the place, this takes just minutes to do!

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You can see here that I did not hole punch the cards. Like I mentioned earlier, this is just personal preference. Either way, the cards go inside of the plastic zipper pouch with the recording sheets.

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5. Make Stations Accessible

The last thing that I did was gather all of the stations and house them in a white book bin. This takes up such little space! You could definitely do one station per book bin, but I found that these stations just don’t require a lot of room. So, I keep it slim and simple!

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It’s seriously fuss-free! Now all of my stations are ready to go! I was able to save so much time and energy getting these stations ready for a 2nd grade classroom. These days I’m all about working smarter, not harder!

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Want to see what these math stations are all about before taking the plunge? I get it! I have a FREE SAMPLE activity that shows exactly how the centers are set up. It’s one of those TRY before you BUY things!

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One Response

  1. Hi!
    I really loved reading your step by step of math stations! I am a college student, and I am very eager to begin my journey as a teacher. I intend to continue to follow your blog and use some of your strategies in the future!
    Thank you for sharing your ideas,

    Brynn Salge ๐Ÿ™‚