Are you looking for a way to bring differentiation, creativity, and student choice to your math classroom? These Math Choice Boards are just what you’re looking for! Your students will LOVE to be able to choose how they show what they’ve learned.
My students loved Choice Boards. My students worked on their Choice Boards while I met with my small groups for reteaching. They loved to be able to choose how they showed me what they know. I even used their posters in my classroom and their created word problems in their homework and quizzes.
Top Ten reasons to ❤ choice boards!
1. Students love to be able to make choices in their learning
2. Allow for differentiation
3. Allow for student choice
4. Students can choose according to their multiple intelligence
5. You can have the students do as little or as many as you want
6. You can enforce that students do one or two activities in particular if you choose
7. You can also differentiate among your students how many each activities to complete
8. You can choose to assign them as homework or classwork
9. Students love to be able to choose how they show you what they know
10. Students love them!
Each choice board has 9 activities or projects to choose from. You can have the students do as little or as many as you want, and you enforce that students do one or two activities in particular if you choose. You can have the Choice Boards be independent projects or partner projects.
There are 20 specific math topics, with each topic having TWO different versions to choose from.
The topics are:
• All Operations
• Place Value
• Place Value Decimals
• Fractions and Decimals
• Equivalent Fractions
• Geometric Figures
• Measurement – Volume (both in metric & customary and metric only)
• Measurement – Weight (both in metric & customary and metric only)
• Measurement – Length (both in metric &customary and metric only)
• Perimeter and Area
• Numerical Expressions
• Patterns & Relationships
• An editable slide where you can create your own choice board
• Ideas on implementing them in your classroom
• Two different rubrics
• Self evaluation form for the students
• Different papers for the projects
• Ways to use Student Teachers while you work with small groups
• Examples of math choice board projects
There is a selection of activities for each subject, many of them repeated as needed. Once my students knew my expectations and how to do a certain project, they felt more confident and were more successful in choosing the same project in a different topic. Students will be able to use the techniques, strategies, and activities that they are familiar with and transferring them to different topics.
My students enjoyed being able to find a project that they liked and being able to do that project again. It also saved me time so that I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel and teach them new projects each week. It was a win-win for both of us; my students were able to work independently on their projects (without any help from me) while I was able to work with my small groups.
For each topic, I included a version where all the choice boards are similar and a version where the choice boards have more variety.