Monday, August 6, 2012

BUILD Math Rotations


I am so excited about this new idea for organizing math rotations!

BUILD is an idea I found on pinterest that gives you a structure for your math rotations. 

B- Buddy Games (These are games that you have introduced to the whole class.  They can match the current unit of study or they can be a good opportunity for review)

U- Using Manipulatives (Activities that give students an opportunity to explore manipulatives- like pattern blocks, unifix cubes, base ten blocks, etc.)

I- Independent Reading/Independent Work (This is a good place to put your math books—there are some really great leveled math readers that you can buy.  I will change the books based on the current unit of study- but there may be some overlap between units.  (I am also going to put in books that they can create- Scholastic’s “Cut-and-Paste Mini Math Books” are pretty great).

L-Learning About Numbers (This is a great place to put any games or activities where students build their number sense.  As the year goes on, we will have many different opportunities to use Base Ten Blocks.

D- Doing Math (This is where they will have worksheets and more paper-pencil activities to practice their math skills.
I created these BUILD math cards to keep everything organized. On the wall is a larger card and on the basket is a smaller, matching card. I used nametag pockets (I just cutoff the top where the loop would normally link to make it a nametag) and stuck them to the wall with sticky tack. Then I will write their group names on index cards and rotate them to their rotation for the day. At the end of each day, I will just rotate the cards down one, and be all set for the next day.
For now, my plan is to have each group do one a day- so they will do each BUILD rotation once a week. I am planning on having a main activity and then a second, fast-finisher-type activity in each basket. If that doesn't work, I will have them do two BUILD activities a day. Obviously, I will adapt as necessary.
Eventually I would like for them to choose their BUILD activity. I have a recording sheet in mind for how they will track which they do each day, and to help them make sure they get all 5 done each week. But that will depend on the personality of my class for sure.
 
The matching baskets will have the materials needed for each task.
(You can see the blank index card in the pocket on the wall.)



The small colored rectangles are the nametag pockets.  They will have the list of students in that group.  My groups are extremely fluid, so an index card is a really easy way to keep them changing without having to do a lot of prep work.
 

For original post from Pinterest that gave me this idea, click here.  



37 comments:

  1. HI! I love your cards! I am wondering if you have a link to purchase or where you share your BUILD cards?
    Love your work!

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    1. I would be happy to email them to you if you email me-- the clipart is copyrighted so it cannot be sold. (The artist allows teachers to use his clip art for free- but not to sell his work-- check it out at http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm)
      My email is semvm0816@gmail.com

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    2. I would love this activity!! Do you think I could use it for kindergarten? I would love a copy of this too! My email is edras.santana@gmail.com

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    3. You certainly could use this structure for Kindergarten-- I am happy to share them with you-- just send me an email at semvm0816@gmail.com and I will send them your way!

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    4. Could I get a copy of these too? This is my e-mail xxyesi86@aol.com. Thank you.

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    5. I would also like a copy of the build posters. I love the idea! Could you send sgunalda@gmail.com. Thank you!

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    6. Hi! I just came across this. What a great idea! Could you please send me a copy of the build posters. Tiedji.baker@boiseschools.org Thank you!

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    7. Hi Sarah,
      I would love a copy of the build posters! Just what I have been looking for. My email is trueheart39466@gmail.com

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    8. I would also like a copy of your posters! My email is rachelwommack@gmail.com

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  2. I love these as well. Would you be willing to send me a set as well? My email address is dbrowers@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much.

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  3. I would appreciate them as well, if you don't mind.
    vlmelendez@hotmail.com

    Thank you,
    Vanessa

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  4. I love this idea! Would you please email the task sheets? Thank you so much! ~ Dara cookdara@hotmail.com

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  5. I would also like a copy of the build posters. Could you send them to Kristin_nick@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  6. I would also love a copy if you don't mind! My e-mail is schrambam@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  7. Hey there! I am the owner of the original blog for BUILD and the address you linked to is not correct. Thanks for featuring my post! :)

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

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  8. Mrs. Thompson-
    Thank you for sharing-- hopefully the link is correct now! (Not sure what in the world happened there!) BUILD has been a great tool!

    Sarah

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  9. hello! I was hoping you might send me your BUILD icons/posters as well. they would be so helpful! thanks!

    ~kay
    twinkletoez773@yahoo.com

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  10. I love your posters! I am wanting to try something new in math and this looks like a great idea. Would you mind emailing me the posters you created? I really appreciate it! My email is kellymiller81409@yahoo.com

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  11. I would love love love these posters!!! Teaching K and the curriculum is veryyyyy slow and needs a lot of supplemental materials. This will help so much! kim.satola@gmail.com

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  12. I would love a copy of the build signs, too!
    Thanks so much!
    jna24@Hotmail.com

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  13. I am a first year KG teacher. I would love your posters. It would really help me wrap my head around the math centers. Thanks so much!
    enaustin@1scom.net

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  14. I'm a 2nd year 1st grade teacher just getting started with BUILD centers. I would love a copy of your poster...the visuals are wonderful and will help my kiddos know what to do! Thanks so much!
    jpishii@aol.com

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  15. Hi I am a first grade teacher trying to start build can you please email me the temple you have. Thank.
    Belinda.juarez@ymail.com

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  16. Hello! I am a first grade teacher! I'd love your templates also please! Mnowak1223@hotmail.com

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  17. I'd love to have the templates, too! Thanks!
    ppierce@dce.k12.wi.us

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  18. I would love a copy of your BUILD templates for my first grade classroom. Would you send them to me at ctotman49@yahoo.com?

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  19. Fantastic! Can you please, please send it to me? Thank you! Treisert71@gmail.com

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  20. I, too, would love to use your cards for my class this year. Yours are so much better for kinder kids, rather than just words!
    Thanks! Catherine cbruett@fisd.us

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  21. Hi, I would love to use these cards. Would it be possible to send them to me? shermdi@masd.k12.wi.us
    Thanks!

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  22. I am so LOVING this idea! Can you send me the cards also? Thank you so much!
    my email is astacy@caldwellschools.org

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  23. I am wondering if you would be able to send me this as well! I am implementing this new for my 3rd graders and I love the organization!

    alyssa.belli@outlook.com

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  24. Would you mind sending a copy of your posters to me? I would love to start this with my first grade kiddos.

    Thanks!
    Kaitlyn

    funkhouserkaitlyn@gmail.com

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  25. Would you mind sending a copy of your posters to me? I would love to start this with my first grade kiddos.

    Thanks!
    Kaitlyn

    funkhouserkaitlyn@gmail.com

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  26. Could you please also email me this file? I would love to use this in my classroom. Thank you!

    jenjen4930@icloud.com

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  27. I would love a copy of this if you still have it! Thanks so much! lisaevitts24@gmail.com

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  28. I'd love a copy too if you have the BUILD template.
    Hansley1024@gmail.com

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  29. Is there anyway to get/buy a copy of your BUILD pictures?
    Kjackson@liberty-benton.org

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