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Creating a Math Corner

  I am getting a late start on the Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations book study. Just found a way to preview the ENTIRE book online for free (click here for that information).

I am so intrigued by her suggestion of setting up a math corner very similar to the way we set up our classroom libraries. It makes so much sense! Just as we all create special spots for our classroom libraries, we should also create attractive, appealing space for the classroom math corner.

I LOVE this example space that Debbie has in her book! It's anchored with a bookshelf & they've used a small rug to define the space. There's a large magnetic easel in the corner where students can work. And do you see the clock they've mounted there?

SO- my brain is already churning with ideas. How can I create a space like this in my room? I'm looking for ideas & suggestions. Does anyone have a space similar to this in their room? I'd love to see pics if you have them!


  1. I love it, so inviting!

  2. I don't have pictures of mine (and unfortunately can't take them because I get kicked out of my room until August) but I do have a math corner! I have a few pillows so students can work there if they are having trouble working at their desk, manipulatives in fun containers, and math games for when they finish early. There are some individual math games (wipe-on timed test things from the dollar store, handheld electronic games, etc) and some games that 3-4 can play. They really enjoy it, and I enjoy having them have something to do when they finish early.

  3. I'm going tomorrow to try to arrange my room. I'm planning on using one shelf to house the math stations and maybe another one right next to it that will be like the picture in Debbie's book. I'll probably put it right under my calendar since that's where we meet on the floor for math lessons anyway. If you get yours set up I'd love to see pictures.
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