Friday, July 29, 2011

New! Basketball Number Order Tiered Math Tub!

I just posted my second tiered math tub "Basketball Number Order" on TPT and would love for you all to check it out!  This is a differentiated math tub activity designed around the common core standards for grades K-2.  I am having so much fun making these "Sports Fun Tiered Math Tubs" for my classroom and to share with you.  Let me know what you think.  I love to hear from other teachers!  It is so much fun to learn from each other.  I've had a couple of emails asking how I do my math tubs and centers.  I know we all do things our own way and we know what works best for us.  I'd love to hear from you all and know how you do math centers.  For me, I began math tubs several years ago when I learned about the "Math Their Way" program which I feel is wonderful!  "Tub Time" begins in the morning in my classroom (from 7:30-8:15 or so) and allows for kids to come in, unpack, and settle into their assigned math activity.  The activities I use involve lots of hands-on manipulation of base ten blocks, counters, game pieces, shapes, etc...   What is the difference between a "center" and a "tub"?  I use math tubs as a time to focus solely on hands-on math activities and assessment.  I have five rotations and walk around the room assisting when needed and taking notes for assessment.  My centers are a little different.  I use the "Tic-Tac-Toe" rubric for all of my centers.  Center time in my room not only focuses on math, but all subjects.  These are activities that my kiddos can do independently while I am working with my reading groups or pulling kids one-on-one.  I explain the center pack activities (and Tic-Tac-Toe) rubric each Monday and the kids work on their own.  If they have questions they ask me when they come to my reading table.  This has always worked well for me.  I grade the centers on Fridays and my students set goals for the next week.  I pull three reading groups each day.  During this time my students work on seat work and centers.  If you have questions, let me know.  I'd love to hear how you all do math tubs and math centers!  Thanks!!!-Yvonne


  1. I already purchased this .. thanks sooo much. It is a great reminder of how easy it is to differentiate :)

    THANKS, Amy in NC

  2. Thank you so much Amy! I hope you like it! -Yvonne