I have a confession... I still have photos on my phone from the 2012-2013 school year. Yes it is 2014 and I am finally getting some of those photos off my camera :)
LAST year I was peeking into a fellow math teacher's room and noticed her students reading directions in these clever clear plastic stands.
I knew I needed those stands for my own room and immediately went on Amazon.com to find a set. I can't remember the exact set I bought but you can purchase similar ones here.
I love to use these stands for stations or presenting task cards. Recently I used the stands for a unit review. I had a variety of math games and activities to practice integers, order of operations and the distributive property.
I always make two-sided copies of directions so students can see from both sides of the table.
I seriously LOVE these stands and I get excited every time I use them! I recommend getting at least one stand for each table. I have a few extra which can be helpful if one breaks or I need more than one stand at a table.
If you don't have a way to present task cards or directions on tables I highly recommend getting yourself a set. Once you have them you will never understand how you got along without them for so long :)