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Choice Board

Choice Board Examples & Strategies

Use the Choice Board to allow students to display their voice and choice within their learning. The Choice Board can be used in multiple ways by the teacher to:

  • Engage students who finish early
  • Assess what students have learned at different points throughout the Unit
  • Extend the Unit or lesson
  • Allow students to display their learning in the Share section

The Choice Board is intended to provide content that can be added to the classroom’s existing Choice Board or to any bulletin board in the classroom.

The following is the Choice Board for this Unit:

Choice Board
Beam and Pin Fraction Line
Use beams and pins to create fractional number lines. Insert pins into holes to create equal parts on the beam, then label each as the appropriate fraction.
Greater than, Less than, Equal to
Mix and match the beams and plates on both sides of your Fraction build, write down the fractions you create, and then compare their size within the box to figure out if one is larger, smaller, or if they are equal.
Add it Up
Choose a set of beams or plates that you used in the lab, and try to figure out how many different addition problems you can make out of one set of fractions. Write each fraction addition problem out and use the pieces to help solve it.
Food Fractions
Create a series of “Would You Rather” questions that offer choices of fractional parts of different foods - like, “Would you rather have ¼ of a pizza or ⅙ of a chocolate cake?” Ask your friends the questions, and have them explain their answer using math words.
Fraction Wheel
Draw a circle, and divide it into 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 10 equal pieces (like a pie). In each piece, draw the fractions to go from 1/___ to the whole number. Use the VEX GO Kit pieces to help you figure out your drawings. Add a spinning arrow in the center if you’d like.
Sequence It
Choose a series of VEX GO plates and beams and order them from largest to smallest, and label each one with the matching fraction.
Remember your Rules
Create a memory card for yourself or a friend that shows the Fraction “Rule” or pattern you found during the lab. Write the rule, then either trace VEX GO pieces or draw the fraction representations that show what the rule means.
Quick Thinking
Write down all the places that you might use fractions in your daily life in a list. See how many you can come up with in 2 minutes. Try it with a partner and see who can list the most ideas in 1 minute.
Table Talk
Make a table with 2 rows and 10 columns, and fill in the whole number equivalent fractions with the fraction written on the bottom, and a drawing or place VEX GO beams and plates to represent each fractions.