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Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Math (Grades 6-8)


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Author: Laurie E. Westphal
Product Code: 9648
ISBN: 978-1-59363-964-8
Pages: 160
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Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Math for grades 6–8 offers teachers who have multiple ability levels in one classroom everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. For each topic covered, there are two menus that look similar but contain differentiated content: one menu for students working on grade level and the other for students working below grade level. Using the creative, challenging choices found in Tic-Tac-Toe menus, List menus, 2-5-8 menus, and Game Show menus, students will demonstrate their knowledge with unique, exciting products. Also included are specific guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teacher introduction pages for each menu. These menus can also be used in conjunction with the Differentiating Instruction With Menus series (for students working above grade level) for three tiers of complementary menus.

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Review by: Kelly De La Cruz, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - March 1, 2014
This book presents a method for differentiating instruction in the classroom through the use of menus, with a variety of tasks addressing multiple learning styles and levels of Bloom's taxonomy. I noticed increased motivation in my seventh-grade classroom with 90 percent of my students while they were using the menus. I recommend using the resource following direct instruction, problem solving, and guided practice in using new content skills, together with formal assessments at the culmination of instruction to create a portfolio demonstrating student learning.
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