One fabulous idea that I see pinned over and over is a Boggle Board for the classroom. You take a bulletin board or wall display area and turn it into a giant Boggle Board for students to use as an activity to come up with as many word combinations as possible.
Well…….I’ve been wanting a Boggle Board, but I really don’t need a Boggle Board since I have a super ridiculously short English block, and there is absolutely NO TIME to get ANYTHING done!!
BUT, I started thinking about making a math board, and came up with…..
wait for it……..
Add It Up!
I know – not a very creative name , but I literally racked my brain for hours trying to come up with a cutie patootie name!
My plans are to have my students choose 2 numbers from the board and add them up!
I have several students in each class that are early finishers–ALL THE TIME!! They just “get” whatever we are doing! I hate to give them extra work, so I thought I’d make the board an early finisher activity with an added incentive.
I’m going to let the students turn in their add it up sheet each week to earn tickets to our school-wide positive behavior store.
The more addition problems they work (correctly), the more tickets they can earn.
Even my kiddos that take every bit of instructional time to complete their math work will still have before school begins and during dismissal to work! I’m just going to have them use loose-leaf paper, since our copies are counted… and I ALWAYS run out!!
I don’t know about y’all, but my kiddos seem to have COMPLETELY forgotten how to add with regrouping!!! Hopefully, I can sneak in a little practice without them catching on!!
After a couple of weeks, I’ll erase the numbers and add new ones.
I’m super excited about the board, and think that my awesome kiddos will be too!
– Originally posted by Lisa (Live Laugh and Love to Learn) on Teaching Blog Addict
How to Make Your Own Math Boggle Board
You can make your own boggle board for your classroom too. I’ve got all of the free printable download pieces to help you pull it together.
To go with this post originally by Lisa – I’ve made a title, boggle background pieces, a set of directions and a worksheet for your students.
Here’s how to make your own.
- Pick a display space and print off the title and boggle number backgrounds. Cut them out and laminate.
- Print the directions and laminate. Fill in the details to match when you want your class to turn in their worksheet.
- Put all of the pieces on your bulletin board and use a dry erase marker to fill in your first set of numbers.
I’ve made it so that you can use it with single digit numbers, double digit or a combination thereof. The worksheet should be printed double sided and there’s space for 30 sums on the front and 48 on the back. That’s a good number of math problems!