The Hot Sauce Challenge has been played in many forms across many classrooms, but this is my version! My students love it, and it is an easy way to differentiate and target the math needs of your kiddos! The teachers at my school have all loved implementing it into their math rotations as well. The set up is super simple, and I have included some examples of how I have used it in my class.
I would love to hear how you implement it in your class! Check out www.thehappylifethingsblog.com and see my post about the Hot Sauce Challenge and comment.
Each student is given a copy of the packet, which includes a specific skill to review. The packet is broken into 4 sections: Mild, Medium. Hot, and Ghost Chili. After each section is a signature/stamp box.
Students work on each section independently or with a partner. After they finish, they bring it to you to check. If their answers are correct, you sign/stamp at the bottom of the section. Students cannot move on to the next section until they get all of the problems right.
The sections get harder, with Mild being basic skills questions, and Ghost Chili being word problems or 6th grade level content. Students who make it to the Hot section get to write their name on a poster (see my blog for examples.) The poster hangs with pride in the room. Students who finish the Ghost Chili section get to glue a chili pepper next to their name on the poster. That’s it. Literally.
Included in this packet:
2. Ideas for Implementation and Differentiation
3. Worksheet for 5.NBT.B.5
4. Answer key
5.Ghost chili images for you to print