|I can't wait to change out these numbers with the new printed ones I just made! I still love the paper plate backgrounds, so the new numbers will slip inside instead of the purple handwritten ones!|
I spent most of the summer thinking about how I wanted to approach it, and finally I came up with my plan. Sadly, I had already "built" my bulletin board before the plan was complete! I'm simply going to slip in the new numbers I made when I get to school on Tuesday.
|Ready to print and cut!|
Each of the 6 activities is two pages long. Page 1 gets them working on a skill (like estimating) and then page 2 asks them to apply it in a more open-ended way. I am SUPER excited to see how my top math kiddos handle it! I think I'm going to make a folder system where each challenge gets a folders. Some students might do one--others might do all 6. In addition, I created a set of 5 additional "Mind Boggling" boards so that you can change the numbers out if you wish! We start the year with place value and addition and subtraction review, so this is going to be a perfect complement.
What I really love is that I have begun jotting down my plans for a more simple version using 2 digit numbers, a decimal set, and a money set! As my units change, I can super easily change the board and the activities will be ready to go. The letters to spell "Mind Boggling Math" are included as well if you want to create a display, but EVERYTHING the students need is on the challenge pages so you do not have to have permanent area in your classroom.
Anyhoo--just thought I'd share! I'm super excited to get started with it! Check back tomorrow for a link to my post on ATUE about risk taking! If you are interested in checking out my new "Mind Boggling Math" resource, click the image below to see!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
UPDATE: Now available in TWO digit addition as well!