Setting expectations and norms for math instruction and math class time is so important to set your class up for success. This post will share my go-to math anchor charts to start the year. These are the math charts that I use to set the tone and introduce a lot of my procedures expectations in math. In fact, these charts are the basis for my math mini-lessons the first week of school. If you want your students to be successful with math instruction, you have to clearly lay out the expectations from the beginning of the year. These charts, hopefully, do just that. They also hang in the room, providing a written reminder all year long.

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## Math Anchor Chart 1: Create a chart that clearly lists your expectations for math centers or workstations.

## Math Anchor Chart 2: Create a chart that helps your students see the importance of math notebooks and helps them take ownership of them.

## Math Anchor Chart 3: Create a chart that explains how you expect the students to take care of and organize their math notebooks.

## Math Anchor Chart 4: Create a chart that helps your students become independent math problem solvers.

Those are my favorite math anchor charts to start the year on the right foot. **What are your go-to math anchor charts that you make in those first weeks of school?** Let me know in the comments!

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Brandon Reynolds says

July 26, 2015 at 1:30 pmGood Morning! You have some very helpful charts that I need to use in my classroom! How are we as teachers able to use them? Can we create are own in the classroom? Can we photo copy these? What do you suggest and what is permitted? I'm learning all of the TOU slowly but surely! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer Findley says

July 26, 2015 at 1:33 pmYou can definitely recreate these anchor charts for your classroom as is, or make tweaks to them to meet your needs! Thanks for asking!

Brandon Reynolds says

July 26, 2015 at 2:00 pmThank you! I have some of these same ideas on Anchor Charts but not in this orderly fashion! I hope we all have a fantastic school year and with this BTS Survival Kit we are off to a good start!

5th Grade Happenings says

July 26, 2015 at 3:00 pmLove your charts to be more successful.

Thanks for sharing,

Beti

Kalisha says

July 28, 2015 at 9:02 pmThanks! We also create a chart that shows all of our math manipulatives and how they will be used.

Rebecca Sweeney says

July 29, 2015 at 2:28 amThank you! Our district will tackle this soon. Thanks for the ideas!

rebeccasweeney81@yahoo.com

Veronica Zamora says

October 10, 2018 at 9:54 pmI am a new teacher looking for math ideas to help my students. When I found these anchor charts, I was so thrilled. So I put them into practice, and to make this story short my students loved them. Math makes more sense to them. Thank you.