On an earlier post, I shared some upgrades to my math workshop. One of my favorite upgrades was creating a challenge bin for some of my students to use when they were finished with the assigned activities. Students are not allowed to choose the activities unless they have completed their work to the well-known classroom expectations. I have found this to be a motivator for students to turn in quality work with clear mathematical explanations as well as a way to keep them thinking deeply about math (both in the assigned work and the challenge activities.)
I also included four bags with place value task cards and activities. You can view the video below to see what I include in the bags. Then you can check out the links to the items below.
You can download the list of uses for the task cards by clicking here or on the picture below. This list works great for any task card center.
I definitely have more ideas to add to my challenge bin. I will share them with you as I create them.