This resource includes 4 different activities for students to practice adding and subtracting integers. This resource can be used as differentiated activities where individuals are assigned specific activities, as a complete weekly assignment where each student is required to complete all of the activities, as supplemental activities that the students complete as they complete required classwork, or as individual activities to be assigned as students are ready for each task.
In my classroom, I use these as centers. I introduce the skills on Monday with a whole group lesson and meet with the whole group again in the beginning of class on Tuesday. On Tuesday, I introduce the four tasks to students. They are required to complete the tasks in order and they are required to complete tasks 1 and 2. As students finish, they move on to tasks 3 and 4.
Task 1 is based on problems that are directly related to material that was taught and examples we worked through together.
Task 2 is an independent exploration based on the skills taught.
Task 3 is a game or activity.
Task 4 is a problem-solving enrichment activity.
These activities are self-differentiating. Students may work at their pace on each activity, but must complete activities 1 and 2. Some students may need all week to do quality work on 2 tasks and some students will complete tasks 3 or 4.
This is just an example of how I use the activities in my class.
If these resources work well for your class, please check out other resources that I have available. I am continuously adding new resources and am working on differentiated This Week In activities for all middle school math and science standards.
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By Kimberly Kirstein