Differentiated functions activity designed with a video game theme. Students work at their own pace to master each level and "unlock achievements". Students must complete mastery tests before unlocking the next achievement and moving up a level. See preview for more details and suggestions on how to use. Practice sheets could also be used individually. Mastery tests could be also used as exit tickets or warm-ups.
-pretest (used for initial level placement)
-practice sheets (1 per level;10 total)
-mastery tests (2 versions per level; 20 total)
-student level sheet
-teacher tracking sheet
-end of unit quiz
-all answer keys
-suggestions for use
Why kids love it:
*They get to work at their own pace and don't have to work on skills they have already mastered.
*They enjoy the challenge and sense of accomplishment that comes with moving through the levels.
Why I love it:
*It's an easy way to differentiate. Students start at different levels but all end up at the same end goal.
*I get one-on-one time with students when I grade the mastery tests which allows me to see exactly what they know and correct any misunderstandings.
*It works! The process helps students master the skills.