teams for cooperative learning

My students learn math in cooperative teams of 3-4 students. We use Kagan structures for cooperative learning. Each team is numbered 1 through 6. Each student within a team is numbered 1 through 4. And each pair is lettered A or B. So each student in my math classroom has a Team number, Student number, and Pair letter. That's a lot for a junior high student to remember!

To offer a silent but constant reminder, each team is labeled with a team tag in the center of the tables.
Visit the cooperative learning tab above to grab a template for making team tags for your classroom.

This post is part of Manic Monday over at Classroom Freebies...

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ETA: Please excuse my door...my framed window is missing a few scallops. ;) Let's focus on my classroom motto instead...haha! The motto "Make it count!" is posted above the door so that my students will remember to carry our supportive classroom environment into the school at large. We want to make a difference in the small things...letting each and every action count for a positive impact.

Stay tuned for the continued tour of my classroom...coming soon!
Hope your week is off to a fabulous start...make it count!



  1. LOVE this! Will be a great addition to my classroom.

    Making It As A Middle School Teacher

    1. Hi, Michelle! So glad you can use the team tag template. :)

  2. I love this idea! I am pinning it for next year :)
    To The Square Inch

    1. Oooh...I need to hunt you down on Pinterest. LOL! I could just follow your board...I'm sure it's filled with lots of great ideas!