Want to plan a Halloween party menu? Go to a Pumpkin Patch? Investigate favorite Halloween treats? Involve students in math investigations, gathering opinions, presenting data, using/interpreting graphs and charts! This 61-page math packet has a Choice Board format—students choose their activities to make a tic-tack-toe. Eight complete activities (plus a Your Choice space) are included on the board. Each activity includes complete directions and activity handouts. Real-life Halloween scenarios spark interest: Halloween Weather, Favorite Halloween Treats, Planning a Party Menu, Making Pumpkin Brownies, Favorite Halloween Costume, Halloween Decorations, Halloween Games, and visiting a Pumpkin Patch.
This packet focuses on data investigations, interpreting and using charts and graphs, gathering information and presenting it, and analyzing data. The Choice Board includes tasks of a variety of difficulty, allowing for differentiated instruction. Some projects are presented as task card sets with answer sheets. Others have information cards or posters to set the scene and provide essential information.
The packet also includes Choice Board Notes for the Teacher, keys to many of the activities, and a Choice Board Evaluation Rubric. Here’s your perfect opportunity to get involved or expand your use of Choice Boards in the classroom. Because students make choices about activities, they have more ownership of the product and often produce a higher quality result.
Choice Boards are great for differentiating instruction, for independent projects, fast finishers, and centers. This packet will provide you 8 mini-centers that are ready to go when you duplicate them –perfect as pocket folder centers! Designed for middle grades 4-8