For the past few weeks, I have talked about the structure of math class. We have project time, differentiated practice and learning, and reflection. To wrap up the series, I thought it might be more valuable to save the thoughts of my students then my own. Here's the top 5 reasons my students like this structure of math class:

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My students said it best.

To read the complete math series you can find the posts here:

Math Workshop: Introduction

Math Workshop in Action

Math Workshop: Projects in Math Workshop

Math Workshop: Practice and Review Logistics

And as always, need resources or ideas for your math classroom? Grab some ideas in the links below.

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**I can**- says one student: "I know I can do math. Before I didn't think I could do math, because sometimes I didn't get it and that was all. Now, I don't have to get it as fast as everyone else but with extra time I understand it and that feels good."2.

**Math projects:**"my favorite thing about math are the projects. I didn't know math could be fun, but the projects are. That's cool."3.

**Reflections:**"when we had to write about our math day I thought it was kind of lame at first. But now I like it because it has helped me figure out what I can do better and I'm not always waiting on the teacher or just failing"4.

**On differentiation:**"I love that I get to always work on new things and not wait for everyone else to catch up. I don't have to be bored just waiting and waiting."5.

**In charge:**"I love that I'm in charge, well sort of. I mean I have to learn what I need, but I can completely go at my own pace which is great because some days I'm super motivated and everything clicks. Other days, not so much. And I'm not just failing because I have a bad day. Math is cool like that."My students said it best.

To read the complete math series you can find the posts here:

Math Workshop: Introduction

Math Workshop in Action

Math Workshop: Projects in Math Workshop

Math Workshop: Practice and Review Logistics

And as always, need resources or ideas for your math classroom? Grab some ideas in the links below.

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Great summary! Love hearing from the kids.

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