"But first... Let me take a #Selfie!"
This interactive mnemonic device for students comes large enough to cover a whole bulletin board! It's an excellent strategy for students to use before they finalize their answer choice. It's a visual and mental reminder that they need to pause and ask themselves:
Showed all my work?
Explained my answers?
Lots of math vocabulary used?
Found multiple solutions?
I persevered through the problem?
Eliminated careless errors?
Once of all of those things have been done, then they can feel comfortable in their answer choice and move onto the next question.
*On my bulletin board in my classroom I have a printout of a selfie I took of myself holding up a sign that reads "#iLOVEmath." My students love that I did this and was the perfect finishing piece to my bulletin board.