Many of these stations have been designed as an assessment tool for the objectives of the new curriculum. However, teachers may choose to use these as introductory activities, practise activities or centre activities.
These stations lend themselves well to the adaptive dimension of the Core Curriculum. See The Adaptive Dimension in the Core Curriculum available in all schools. The document can be ordered from the Book Bureau (#1655). Changes can be made to the context or to the level of difficulty to adapt to the individual needs in your classroom. Similar stations can be created by using activities from textbooks and other resources. Binders that accompany manipulatives are an excellent source of readymade activities.

Name  Distributor  Where to Order  Order #  Cost 

101 Winning Ways Base Ten Blocks 46 (good for low achievers and special needs) (Active Learning Series) 
Exclusive  Book Bureau  6024  $32.60 
Pattern Blocks Activities for Middle Years (Active Learning Series) 
Exclusive  Book Bureau  7191  $32.60 
The Geoboard Collection 79 (Active Learning Series) 
Exclusive  Book Bureau  0089  $31.00 
Fraction Blocks (Active Learning Series) (good for reteaching) 
Exclusive  Book Bureau  7192  $32.60 
Activities for Fraction Circles (38) 
AddisonWesley  AddisonWesley Publishers  SC50884889424  $35.70 
Connections Grade 8 Also recommended for Geo/Measurement (Creative Publications) 
AddisonWesley  AddisonWesley Publishers  SC50561070580  $30.75 
Getting ready . . .  
Station #1 Record the following numbers on a audiocassette. Be sure to read clearly, slowly repeating each number 3 times. a) 4823 b) 200 008 c) 398 d) 2300 e) 205 970 014 f) 6 billion g) 593.4193 h) four hundred and three ten thousandths i) 9 tenths j) 30 million, 6 thousand six k) one twelfth l) four sixteenths m) 67 hundredths n) three billion four hundred thousand fifty Add any other number that you wish.. On the other side of the card, write several numbers that you wish students to read orally on cassette.
Note: 1. With metric system we do not use "and" as we
2. NO commas! "2 000" and NOT "2,000"

Station #3 Great way to integrate the library with mathematics and science. (SPACE is a unit of study for grade eight and offers all kinds of opportunities for integration.) Station #4 You may want to supply graph paper or have students construct their own. Station #5 The blocks are provided for visual and kinesthetic learners. Station #6 By using tiles students should recognise and identify that when the sides (or the factors)are equal, the product is a square. They will also visualize the difference between squaring and cubing when they build 3 x 3 x 3. Station #7 If you have computers with a spreadsheet program such as CLARISWORKS, encourage students to use these programs to do their work. Station #8 Number tents are made with construction paper. 
Laminated Cards
Use cardboard and cut three large rectangles. Use a marker and create the following grid. You may want to include billions. Label one A, the other B 
Station #9 VENN DIAGRAMS

Station #12 Students need practice sketching 3D objects onto 2D paper. Dotted paper helps them realise the use of lines and parallel lines to create the effect of the third dimension. Station #13 Statistics on any topic provide a great source of data for many math strands. Station #14 Students and teachers can use lists to generate numbers and information to create problems. Station #16 Dice are available at bargain stores or through companies such as AddisonWesley and Exclusive. Manysided dice (such as 10 sided dice) are available though these companies and at gaming stores. Station #17 Local casinos often provide used decks of cards free of charge. Station #18, #19, #21 and #22 Tiles that actually have the + and the  signs are now available from Exclusive. This helps students who have difficulties with short term memory and who are confused about which color represents what sign. You can also write the signs directly on the bingo chips using a permanent felt marker. Store colored bingo chips (available from Exclusive) in film canisters. This facilitates classroom management. Film canisters are available free of charge at photo developing stores. Station #20 and #21 Twosided counters can be purchased commercially from AddisonWesley and Exclusive. They can also be made very cheaply by using large lima beans. Place one layer of beans at the bottom of a box. Spray paint and let dry. You may want to give several coats. When completely dry store in containers. It is recommended that this is done out of doors or in a well ventilated room. Station #29 To make the mat, cut out a cardboard rectangle and laminate it. You may want to provide different shapes and sizes so students can have some choice. Station #30 This station can easily be adapted to a project where students record data throughout the week about their own life. After seven days they can average each category and construct a circle (pie) graph using fractions to represent their own typical day. Station #31 You can use the mat that is provided in the PDF version of this resource or you can easily make a shape using several pattern blocks and tracing around the outside of them. Students can also be asked to make the mats. Station #32 This recipe is not metric; however. it is real life for most students because parents are still using their old recipes. Students still need to work in both systems when baking or doing carpentry. If fact, "cups" work well to teach the concept of operations with fractions. Station #34 and #35 Students can make their own fraction strips by folding strips of paper or they can use the ones provided in the PDF version of this resource.
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