My supervisors are very complimentary of this addition to my math classroom! The students enjoy these activities and I’ve seen tremendous growth in their ability to use Higher Order Thinking Skills.
This Math Menu Board is designed with a connection to Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Standards for Mathematical Practices to promote Higher Order Thinking Skills. Students have the opportunity to create, evaluate, analyze, and apply skills. Students also have the opportunity to practice precision, build stamina and draw models to represent numbers. Choosing tools, looking for patterns, judging reasonableness, and critiquing and constructing arguments are also practices of good mathematicians.
I’ve created this Math Menu Board to be as versatile and reusable as possible. I use bulletin board space to arrange each activity poster. I then have folders or pockets with differentiated tasks to go along with each activity. This version has two posters for each type of learning. One poster is extremely versatile and reusable, but will require some prep on your part. The other is ready to go for the beginning of the school year!
Students can visit the Math Menu Board when they are finished a whole group lesson, or as a station during center rotations. Use whichever methods or sources that work for your particular class. This is just another way to present materials that you’ve probably already been using! I’ve also included a response and/or reflection page.
Enjoy! I hope this addition to your math class is as successful as it is in mine!