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Build your own Math Choice Board for 8th Grade in minutes! Keep kids engaged & learning using these tactics & templates

- Common Core Standards: 1. 7.RP.A.2, 7.NS.A.2d

Time-saving, differentiation, and dynamic classroom management are my favorite reasons to use a choice board!

Integrating choices every day you will need to hone in on the best way to apply 8th Grade Math choice boards to your classroom style!

Here are a few ideas and instructions on choices, classroom management and getting buy-in from your8th Graders

Solve a puzzle by converting fractions to decimals and percents. Match pieces with equivalent values. Use division for fractions and move decimal points for percents!

Algebraic Expressions Bingo: Solve expressions for x-values on your card. Mark spaces to get 5 in a row. Use PEMDAS for order of operations. Win with Bingo!

Find & snap pics of shapes: 1 circle, 2 triangles (diff types), 3D object, parallel lines, right angle. Bonus: symmetrical item! Check angles & sides. #MathHunt

Cut a square from paper for each side of a right triangle. Place the two smaller squares on the largest one. If they fit perfectly, it proves a²+b²=c²!

Design a comic strip featuring math problems or concepts. Use humor or a story to explain the idea. Be creative, draw neatly, and ensure the math is grade-level appropriate!

Scale a recipe’s ingredients for a different number of servings using math! Multiply or divide to adjust the amounts. Practice fractions and ratios. Fun and tasty!

Graphing Story Adventure: Plot points on a graph to create a path, following a fun story. Each chapter gives new coordinates. Solve puzzles, unlock the next part!

Solve puzzles using math equations to “escape” the room. Crack codes with variables, like x+5=10, to find clues. Fun way to practice algebra!

Discover hidden secrets on a grid map using X (horizontal) and Y (vertical) coordinates. Plot points, connect them, and reveal a mystery shape or message!

Everyone “teacher & student” should know exactly what they are doing. If you don’t make it even easier!

There is nothing more irritating than “Saving Time” with a Choice Board & ending up with “More work!”. Are you using this to hit standards or save time or both?

If you giving out work, should they do it on their own or are these more instructions for each choice?

General rule, if the grade is > 3 there is more work per choice.

All ages, all grades where you need 9 grid choice board. Start loving learning again!

I find its easiest to use a big board at the front of the classroom where all __students can see the choices then __** decide what they want to do**.

This often will be coming in from a break or transition between subjects.

If you can get all students to know whats expected during a choice activity it becomes one-hundred times easier to manage the class & have everyone know what choices they have!

**There are three core steps you have to hit when using a Choice Board; **

1) The Set Up

2) The Instruction

3) The Q+A

Select your choices, decide on how you are going to use this time in your classroom. **Build the choice board**

Tell the students what they are going to be doing (this becomes easier over time)** Simply start with 3 options & move from there. **

Does anyone have questions? This will help you or the next time. **Remember the goal is to make this easier each time! **

So, let’s chat about choiceboards and why they’re like the coolest thing ever in your classroom.

**Picture this:** kiddos bouncing into the room, eyes lighting up because they get to pick their own adventure in learning new words.

It’s like a mini vocab party, and everyone’s invited!

**We all have our own jam, right? **Some of us are little artists, others are born performers, and some love to get lost in stories. Choice boards are like a buffet of fun learning snacks, so every munchkin finds something tasty that helps the vocab stick!

And here’s the kicker – when the little ones get to steer the ship, they turn into these mini captains of learning. They’re making the calls, and with every choice, they puff up a bit more with confidence. It’s a win-win – they’re learning and feeling like the boss at the same time.

Plus, for us teachers, it’s like having **a secret helper in the room.** We get to sprinkle in all sorts of activities that match our students’ levels and what makes their hearts tick. It’s like custom-making a learning playlist that gets every kid grooving to the vocab beat. How cool is that?

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