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Choice menus for each of the strands in the Grade 5 Ontario Math Currciulum. Activities require problem solving, provide connections to the 'real world' and integrate technology. Menus are based upon the ideas in Laurie Westphal's "Differentiating Instruction with Menus" series.
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I am hoping that anyone who downloads this large packet for use will consider purchasing my book: Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Math (my publisher is www.prufrock.com or Amazon) or even from me since as the author of this document states, a significant amount of this document is straight out of my book - from the forms, to the product guidelines to many of the tasks on the menus (sometimes with small changes like a brochure is now a mobile or task statements have been put on a game show rather than a tic-tac-toe as it is in the book.) Not everything is copied by any means - the rubrics are not mine and there are some new task statements sprinkled throughout, but the majority is straight out of my book as the author of this document affirms.
My suggestion when people use my books is always to take the ideas and make them their own, which this author has somewhat done by making some of the task statement related to curriculum standards. I enjoy seeing new ideas and tasks in menu formats, product guidelines and standards that teachers have written for themselves. The menu formats and how they are used in class is completely up to the development of the teacher. It is an exciting thing to see what people can do when they make these ideas their own, however, it is a different thing to see significant parts of your copyrighted material retyped and posted on an educational share site - even when it does say it came from your book.
So, if you find the product guidelines, contracts, free choice proposal forms and other pages which came directly from my book helpful, please support the teacher who wrote it and purchase the book to accompany this document.