This sample collection of 5 Wheel of Fortune puzzles for the SmartBoard reviews some of the key math terms needed to succeed in 7th and 8th Grade Common Core Math. The complete collection of 20 puzzles for 7th grade and 20 puzzles for 8th grade are available in my TpT store. There are also other fun review games and puzzles available in My TpT Store -- Check ‘em Out!
Math vocabulary can be intimidating and a stumbling block at test time. Wheel of Fortune is an engaging way to make vocabulary fun as students review many of the key math terms that are foundational to the Common Core Math Standards in Middle School. Once a puzzle is solved, the teacher (or a student) can define the terms and briefly discuss how they are used. These puzzles can be used often and throughout the year, as an introduction, pre-assessment, assessment, or review.
These puzzles were designed using SmartBoard’s NoteBook software (they were tested and worked fine on NoteBook versions 10 and 11). The students can come up to board, spin the spinner, and select their letter. I usually work with 8 groups and rotate turns around the room. I also assign one student to keep score on the dry erase board. These puzzles can also be used without a SmartBoard as long as you have the NoteBook software and a projector.