My students loved playing Boggle so much, that I decided to make some tiles to create our own class-size board on our bulletin board. I put 16 up (4 rows of 4) every two weeks. They record their words they find on Post-Its or index cards and staple/tape them to the board. They love finding words!
They love this! They loved it so much, they asked for a number one. So, “Build an Equation” was born. I put up 16 tiles (4 rows of 4) of the digits. Students are given a target number to create by using the same rules. They have really enjoyed this. You could modify this game by asking them to only use primes, multiples of a certain number, etc. You could also give them a certain number of operations to use and let them come up with answers, instead of using a target number or require them to use a variable. The possibilities are endless!
I made these black and white thinking I could print them on colored paper and laminate OR keep them on white card stock and place on a colored background/board.
I did leave some blank tiles for you, if you’d like to make your own. I also put all consonants together and vowels together, in case you wanted to make extra vowels.
There are only a few rules. I made a rule sheet (and a header) for each game, so you could place the rules alongside your board. I hope your class enjoys these! Please let me know if there is anything else you need to make this the best it can be for your classroom and students!
Special thanks to The Cat Lady http://catladygraphics.blogger.com