To make this center possible, I discovered the ever-wonderful Jennifer at Teaching to Inspire in 5th‘s 5th Grade Common Core Math Choice Boards Bundle. This bundle includes a choice board for each and every 5th grade Common Core Standard. The choice boards require students to demonstrate their knowledge of various skills by using models, creating diagrams, explaining in words, and so much more! They are available for purchase in a bundle or by Common Core Domain.
In my classroom, each student’s Bubble Page requires them to complete a certain number of choices from the Choice Board. Higher achieving students are required to complete more activities from the Choice Board where lower students may only complete one or two.
I’m not going to lie, at the beginning of the year my students avoided this center because it really challenged them to think. In the last week or two, I have noticed that it is becoming more and more popular. I couldn’t resist asking a couple of my students why they are no longer avoiding that center. One of them replied, “It is actually easy once you stop over thinking and just show what you know!” Another student told me that he loved it because “On most of the things you can draw pictures or other stuff to explain decimals. You also get to make up some of the decimals you use instead of someone telling you what to use.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds perfect to me! 🙂
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