Math Stations for PreK – 2nd Grade

Math Stations for PreK – 2nd Grade

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will help you learn how to begin utilizing math stations in your classroom, covering all aspects of implementation, like establishing expectations, grouping students, selecting appropriate activities, assessing progress, and providing differentiated tasks to each of your student groups. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. The course guides you in creating a math stations action plan and provides a set of ready-to-use printable activities for immediate station implementation.

3 Months Access / 10 Course Hrs
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This course will provide you with specific steps you can follow to implement effective math stations into your classroom. The course will teach you about establishing the correct expectations and behaviors for your station work, how to group students, how to select the correct activities for each station, and how to assess and collect data for progress monitoring. You will learn about the importance of providing activities for stations.

Throughout the course, you will build a math stations implementation plan for an upcoming area of focus. This course also comes with a comprehensive set of resources, including ready-to-go printable activities and math stations ideas you can use to get started on your stations immediately.


  1. Math Stations: What, Why, & How
    1. What math stations Are
    2. Why and when stations are beneficial to students when we differentiate for student groups
    3. An overview of the steps that should be taken to implement math stations
    4. What effective math stations look and sound like in the primary grades
  2. Grouping Students
    1. When to use whole group instruction and when to use small group instruction
    2. Different options for grouping students
    3. Common practices and recommendations for grouping students
    4. Effective ways to assess students' skills
  3. Math Stations Planning Activities & Implementation
    1. How to choose and plan math station activities based on grade level
    2. How to differentiate stations activities to meet the needs of learners
    3. How to use the provided resources effectively
    4. How to implement stations into the classroom by following a sequence of steps
  4. Expectations & Behaviors
    1. How and why to establish age-appropriate expectations for independent work time
    2. The importance of modeling expected behaviors
    3. How to choose a behavior management plan that works effectively for you and your students
  5. Collecting Data
    1. Why collecting data during small group time is important
    2. Different ways data can be collected
    3. How to develop a strategy for keeping students accountable while working independently
  6. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own math stations plan for an upcoming lesson.
  7. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the concepts into your classroom, find a list of online resources that feature information on math stations and activity ideas, and read the research behind this type of learning in the classroom.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14730