Math Workshop takes place immediately after Morning Meeting every day. Again this year, Eanes ISD will be using a new and improved curriculum. Know as Envision Math, this curriculum is accessible both in print and on the iPad, meaning that students can complete lessons, assessments, and games with just one swipe of a finger.

Math units are organized by concept, with each topic building on the previous one. At the beginning of each unit, students are given a pre-test that assesses what they already know about the topic. After analyzing these results, the teacher divides students into 3 groups so that he can appropriately differentiate instruction, meeting each student where they are instead pushing them ahead too quickly or holding them back from engaging with more challenging concepts. During Math Workshop, students rotate around the room in three stations: 1) Direct Instruction, 2) Independent/Small Group Practice, and 3)Games/Assessment.

Meeting on the rug with the teacher, students receive direct instruction in the new math concept each and every day. Since the class is divided into small groups, this also means fewer students in each learning group and more time to interact with the teacher.

During Independent/Small Group Practice, students work with manipulatives and digital workbooks to practice the new math concept. Sometimes, students work alone and share their thinking with a partner or small group later. Other times, students work together from the start as they seek to make meaning from group mathematical thinking.

The final pieces of Math Workshop are the games and assessment tools that students are able to access on their iPads. Each topic includes purposeful and engaging games that students can play each day. Additionally, these games are accessible on their home computers, as well, so parents can join in on the fun. Regularly, the teacher will check in on student learning through assessments on the iPad and paper. This practice helps to make sure that students are right on track in their learning, and provides a map of their growth throughout the year.

There are 17 Topics that we will cover in Math Workshop this year, and they are listed below:

Topic Overview:

Math units are organized by concept, with each topic building on the previous one. At the beginning of each unit, students are given a pre-test that assesses what they already know about the topic. After analyzing these results, the teacher divides students into 3 groups so that he can appropriately differentiate instruction, meeting each student where they are instead pushing them ahead too quickly or holding them back from engaging with more challenging concepts. During Math Workshop, students rotate around the room in three stations: 1) Direct Instruction, 2) Independent/Small Group Practice, and 3)Games/Assessment.

**Direct Instruction**Meeting on the rug with the teacher, students receive direct instruction in the new math concept each and every day. Since the class is divided into small groups, this also means fewer students in each learning group and more time to interact with the teacher.

**Independent/Small Group Practice**During Independent/Small Group Practice, students work with manipulatives and digital workbooks to practice the new math concept. Sometimes, students work alone and share their thinking with a partner or small group later. Other times, students work together from the start as they seek to make meaning from group mathematical thinking.

**Games/Assessment**The final pieces of Math Workshop are the games and assessment tools that students are able to access on their iPads. Each topic includes purposeful and engaging games that students can play each day. Additionally, these games are accessible on their home computers, as well, so parents can join in on the fun. Regularly, the teacher will check in on student learning through assessments on the iPad and paper. This practice helps to make sure that students are right on track in their learning, and provides a map of their growth throughout the year.

There are 17 Topics that we will cover in Math Workshop this year, and they are listed below:

Topic Overview:

- Topic 1 - Numeration
- Topic 2 - Number Sense: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
- Topic 3 - Developing Proficiency: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
- Topic 4 - Multiplication Meanings
- Topic 5 - Multiplication Facts
- Topic 6 - Meanings of Division
- Topic 7 - Division Facts
- Topic 8 - Number Sense: Multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers
- Topic 9 - Multiplying 2-digit by 1-digit numbers
- Topic 10 - Patterns and Equations
- Topic 11 - Understanding Fractions
- Topic 12 - Shapes and Solids
- Topic 13 - Measurement: Perimeter and Area
- Topic 14 - Measurement: Capacity, Weight, Mass, and Time
- Topic 15 - Data Analysis
- Topic 16 - Personal Financial Literacy
- Topic 17 - Step Up to Grade 4

Number Stories acts as a supplemental piece to Math Workshop where students are encouraged to make their own meaning through constructivist learning. While Math Workshop is all about practicing new math concepts following direct instruction, Number Stories is a time when students are given a math story, usually involving members of the class, and are asked to solve the story in whatever way they know how. There is no one way to solve the story, and as such, the class usually comes up with many different strategies. Below is a sample number story that students might encounter this year:

While students are busy solving the problem individually, the teacher circulates around the room to ask students about their mathematical thinking. During this time, he finds three students who are able to articulate their correct strategy out loud, and ranks them in order of least to most sophisticated. These three students will share their thinking with the class during the math congress, one at a time, while the rest of the class sits in a circle on the rug and has the opportunity to ask them questions. Once all three strategies are shared, and the teacher has documented them on chart paper, students are asked to dissect the strategies and notice both similarities and differences. The congress ends when the class has reached some greater understanding about the mathematical concept to which they've both been exposed.

This year, students will tackle various combinations of addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, comparison, and fraction number stories. Year after year, it continues to be a student favorite, and one of the main reasons students excel as mathematicians!

*Matthew had 12 packs of gum. Each packs contains 11 pieces of gum. How many pieces of gum does he have?*While students are busy solving the problem individually, the teacher circulates around the room to ask students about their mathematical thinking. During this time, he finds three students who are able to articulate their correct strategy out loud, and ranks them in order of least to most sophisticated. These three students will share their thinking with the class during the math congress, one at a time, while the rest of the class sits in a circle on the rug and has the opportunity to ask them questions. Once all three strategies are shared, and the teacher has documented them on chart paper, students are asked to dissect the strategies and notice both similarities and differences. The congress ends when the class has reached some greater understanding about the mathematical concept to which they've both been exposed.

This year, students will tackle various combinations of addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, comparison, and fraction number stories. Year after year, it continues to be a student favorite, and one of the main reasons students excel as mathematicians!