What are some ways to challenge my students using Woot Math?

There are many ways that Woot Math can challenge all learners, regardless of their mathematical level. Here are a few fun ideas from some of our teachers.

Adaptive Learning covers key material around rational numbers with grade-aligned standards from grade 3 to grade 7. Students work independently through a personalized progression of levels that adapts based on their performance. You can learn more about this National Science Foundation funded, research-backed learning tool for your classroom here.

For quality implementation, we generally recommend students strive for 2 stars on all levels/books in Adaptive Learning. We do have some teachers that require 3 stars for all levels/books, although this can be a difficult for some students due to the bonus and more challenging questions sometimes presented. However, for students that are seeking more of a challenge, three stars on all levels is certainly a good goal to strive for! (Follow these links to learn more about the implementation guidelines for grades 3-5 and 6+.)

Woot Math’s educators are also continually creating high-quality rich tasks (rich tasks are items that we consider more than just a quiz or a homework). Search for #richtasks or #IllustrativeMathematics to see a sampling of these rich tasks! You can also filter by grade or topic to quickly find something in alignment with your current needs. Then you can either assign your whole class, or individual students, these questions to work on.

Search for Rich Tasks
Another idea is to group students that are doing very well together, and have them work to create their own tasks similar to what they’ve run with the #richtasks or #IllustrativeMathematics mentioned above. In this case, we recommend having them start with paper and pencil to write out their questions and ideas, and then submit them to you for feedback. You could also have them do a “final project” which would be to create (with your the help, since they will need access to a teacher account to create content) a poll that they could run with the class! (For more information on how to create your own quizzes or tasks, see here.)
 

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