In this book from bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton, you’ll learn how to level math workstations to engage K–2 students in meaningful, purposeful, rigorous practice. We know students don’t learn at the same pace, so how do we take into account where they are and differentiate instruction? Dr. Nicki has the answers, showing how leveled workstations are key in the formative years, how they help students operate in their zone of proximal development and how we can use them to help students progress to higher levels of math achievement.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the framework for leveled workstations
  • Making sure workstations are rigorous and not just providing busy work
  • Building your stations in key areas such as counting, numbers, place value, fluency and word problems
  • Keeping students accountable, and knowing where they are in their learning trajectory

Each chapter offers specific examples, activities and tools. There is also a clear, step-by-step action plan to help you implement the ideas immediately in your own classroom.

chapter 1|6 pages


chapter 2|7 pages

A Deeper Dive Into the Framework

chapter 3|7 pages

Keeping Students Accountable

chapter 4|29 pages

Counting Workstations

chapter 5|18 pages

Number Workstations

chapter 6|43 pages

Place Value Workstations

chapter 7|17 pages

Fluency Workstations

chapter 8|24 pages

Word Problem Workstations

chapter 9|5 pages

Action Planning