I started using choice boards last year and LOVE them! I never gave my students the opportunity to be creative in my classroom. For years, it was notes, homework, and repeat until the test. These choice boards give students the ability to express themselves within their particular learning style. I have been so impressed with the results I get from my students.
This choice board focuses on Adding & Subtracting Rationals. Also included in this file are mini posters that describe each option on the choice board. I put these on a bulletin board that hangs all year, as we do a number of choice boards. You can also show them on a projector when introducing the choice board to your class. I like to distribute the choice boards at the beginning of the unit and give them a due date around the test.
When my students did their first choice board, I gave them a period in class to work on it. Following choice boards were completed entirely on their own time. I have also created and included a general rubric that you can use for any choice board item. To differentiate, I occasionally allow lower level students to complete two choices (I will cross out a row). The other option for differentiation is to reduce the number required for a particular choice. For example, have a student create two story problems rather than four. I also give students extra credit for any choices that they complete beyond the minimum.
I have created 14 choice boards for 7th grade common core math covering the following topics:
Unit 1: Complex Rates
Unit 2: Proportional Relationships
Unit 3: Proportions & Percents
Unit 4: Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers
Unit 5: Multiplying & Dividing Rational Numbers
Unit 6: Expressions
Unit 7: Equations and Inequalities
Unit 8: Probability of Simple Events
Unit 9: Probability of Compound Events
Unit 10: Statistics
Unit 11: 2-D Geometry
Unit 12: 3-D Geometry
Unit 13: Scale Drawings
Unit 14: Geometric Constructions
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The Number System — 7.NS
A. Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
1. Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
a. Describe situations in which opposite quantities combine to make 0. For example, a hydrogen atom has 0 charge because its two constituents are oppositely charged.
b. Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.
c. Understand subtraction of rational numbers as adding the additive inverse, p – q = p + (–q). Show that the distance between two rational numbers on the number line is the absolute value of their difference, and apply this principle in real-world contexts.
d. Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract rational numbers.
3. Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.
Common Core Math - CHOICE BOARD Adding & Subtracting Rationals - 7th Grade
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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