Do you have a mixed ability math classroom? Do you want ideas to help promote independent learning in your classroom? This product contains 5 independent projects that students can complete to enhance their understanding on specific topics from the unit. This 27 page word docuent includes teacher's notes, a letter to the student and parent explaining the details of the independent study program, requirements and rubrics for 5 projects, and an excel spreadsheet learning log (grade record).
I allow my top students to work independently on the projects during class with daily enrichment homework assignments (4-6 word problems) to ensure they study all standards. This allows me time to reach struggling students to meet their needs. In the end, all students benefit by having work at their ability level.
You can also use these projects with all students. You may need to have some students work in pairs or adjust the requirements/rubric for struggling students.
Keywords: differentiation, math, projects, independent study