Follow Up Activites: Games & Assessment

Follow-Up Activities Differentiate Instruction According to Student Needs and Learning Styles



Students strengthen their problem-solving skills as they learn the math concept in each game. As students discover the winning strategy for each game, they go through steps similar to those used in problem solving.

Writing Problems

Students create their own word problems using real-world situations. This strengthens students’ understanding of the structure of a word problem and encourages risk-taking and perseverance.

Reinforcement Masters

Reinforcement Masters are found in the Skill Builders section of the Teachers Resource Manual. Some follow-up activities use these Masters to further student practice.

A Variety of Assessments on Student Pages Encourage Reflection and Communication About Learning

Sum It Up

These icons indicate an assessment opportunity for the teacher.


Teachers lead discussions to develop student understanding of central ideas. “Sum It Up!” questions may also be used as talking points, so students can hear the views of others and clarify their own thinking.


Journal Prompts

Journal prompts ask students to demonstrate their math understanding using words, pictures, diagrams, and graphs.


Test Prep

These questions provide students with practice answering questions in standardized test format.


Teachers may discuss test-taking strategies such as eliminating obviously incorrect answers and checking back for reasonableness.

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