## Chart 1: Create a chart that clearly lists your expectations for math centers or workstations.

Speaking of math centers, my favorite math centers to use are the ones that focus on content and engagement, and not complicated prep or student directions. This allows the math center time to be productive and the students are able to meet the expectations for math centers.

Here are a few of my favorite math resources to use during math workshop:

Math Choice Boards are fabulous for differentiating and allowing for student choice. The students can challenge themselves at their own independent levels. **Read more about my Math Choice boards and grab several FREE choice boards by clicking here.**

Roll and Answer games are perfect for practicing and reviewing key content, and they are self checking. The students can work with a partner or independently. The answer keys allows the students to self-assess their learning. Then, the students work with their partner to learn from their mistakes. **Click here to read more about these games and grab some FREE ones to try out!**

## Chart 2: Create a chart that helps your students see the importance of math notebooks and helps them take ownership of them.

## Chart 3: Create a chart that explains how you expect the students to take care of and organize their math notebooks.

**Click here to read more about them and grab some freebies to try out.**

## Chart 4: Create a chart that helps your students become independent math problem solvers.

Those are my favorite math charts to start the year on the right foot. **What are your go-to math charts that you make in those first weeks of school?** Let me know in the comments! Don’t forget to head over to these blogs and read their survival tips!

Brandon Reynolds says

Good Morning! You have some very helpful charts that I need to use in my classroom! How are we as teachers able to use them? Can we create are own in the classroom? Can we photo copy these? What do you suggest and what is permitted? I'm learning all of the TOU slowly but surely! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer Findley says

You can definitely recreate these anchor charts for your classroom as is, or make tweaks to them to meet your needs! Thanks for asking!

Brandon Reynolds says

Thank you! I have some of these same ideas on Anchor Charts but not in this orderly fashion! I hope we all have a fantastic school year and with this BTS Survival Kit we are off to a good start!

5th Grade Happenings says

Love your charts to be more successful.

Thanks for sharing,

Beti

Kalisha says

Thanks! We also create a chart that shows all of our math manipulatives and how they will be used.

Rebecca Sweeney says

Thank you! Our district will tackle this soon. Thanks for the ideas!

rebeccasweeney81@yahoo.com