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Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Made It: Scrabble Math Bulletin Board Freebie

I have 3 more weeks of summer vacation but I have already been back in the classroom getting things ready!   When you have 3 small kids at home you have to take every second you can to stop by the classroom and get stuff done.  I have moved to a new and much larger room this year and have inherited a bunch of stuff because we are down a few classrooms this year as our enrollment has declined.  I spent a full day in the classroom last week and managed to pull together a few things. 

My big accomplishment for this week was creating and assembling a great bulletin board.  I have been thinking about different board games I love and how to use them in my classroom decor.  I have always loved scrabble but have never found a way to use it in a math classroom.  One night on TPT, I stumbled upon a Scrabble font and decided to create my own math vocab bulletin board out of scrabble looking tiles.  Here it is:

You can head to my TPT store and grab this set for FREE!  I would love if you leave feedback! 

I made the scrabble letters I needed with this great font from Darcy Baldwin Fonts.   Most of her fonts are free for personal use but you can also purchase commercial licences if you want to use them in a product like I did.  

The border for this bulletin board is part of an old Uno deck I found in at a yard sale this summer.  I love the way it incorporates numbers and is so colorful.  

I can't wait to show this bulletin board off to my students and have been brainstorming ways to make it interactive.  Here is what I have come up with so far:

What word has the greatest points value?
Which word is worth the least amount of points?
Find a word that you have never heard before and look it up in the math dictionary. 

Any other ideas?  

Head over to 4th Grade Frolics for more #MondayMadeIt ideas! 


  1. Love your fantastic interactive word wall! Thank you for linking the fonts and providing me with inspiration to make my own! My only other idea to add to your great ones is to have students draw a visual of the words. Excellent work with!

  2. Wow, this idea is awesome! I would love to do this in my room, but I have a small room and not much wall space. Thank you for sharing!

    I have another interactive idea . . . Can you make any math words to incorporate into the puzzle? (i.e. using the "m" in "prime" you can add "sum.") This would continue the game. You could make an answer document that has the existing puzzle and they could put their words in. Have a great school year!

    1. Love this idea! I am going to print out some extra letters and if they can make a word, I will have them add it!

  3. I am IN LOVE with your board! What a brilliant idea. Thank you so much for sharing and attaching a visual. WOOHOO...I love Scrabble!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. That's very clever! I especially like the Uno cards border:)

    1. I am in love with the Uno cards border. It is so colorful and fun! I think I will be using it again in the future.

  5. What size letters/font did you use?

  6. Such a terrific idea, Tara!! Math word walls are great, but the "fun" element you've added really ups the value of this vocabulary display!
    Linda at Primary Inspiration

  7. This website is awesome! So many hard concepts made engaging for students!