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.
My Entire 6th Grade Math Curriculum
includes these activities and every other resource I have created for sixth grade math!
These Choice Boards cover the thirteen units for sixth grade Common Core math. Purchasing them together, you get 50% off the individual price!
1. Ratios and Unit Rates
2. Ratio Relationships
3. Decimals, Factors, and Multiples
4. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
5. Variables and Expressions
6. Integers and Rational Numbers
7. Coordinate Graphs
8. Properties and Operations
9. Equations and Inequalities
10. 2-D Geometry
11. 3-D Geometry
12. Measures of Center and Spread
13. Displaying Data
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 be honest, I don’t fill these out for every submission from every student. I explain the rubric, but then just assign points earned on their work.
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.
These activities are offered individually, in the SUPER grade level bundle, the MEGA Choice Board Bundle, and the SUPER MEGA BUNDLE for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Please check out my TPT store to explore your options!
Common Core Math - CHOICE BOARD BUNDLE Sixth Grade
by Kimberly Wasylyk
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License