I am super excited for 2017 because it means it's time for the "2017 Challenge." Last January, I blogged about using the "2016 Challenge" with my students.
I learned about this challenge from twitter, of course.
It turned out that Jeremy Denton learned of the challenge from Mr. Collins.
After designing a template that would print on 11x17 cardstock (affiliate link) -- my go-to paper for making awesome classroom posters and displays!
I put up this bulletin board last year:
I've edited the files for 2017 instead of 2016. I also changed the font to my current obsession, Wellfleet!
For each integer between 1 and 100, inclusive, there is a space for students to write the solution. There is also a space to the right for students to write their name to show who found the solution.
ALL solutions must be verified by me before being added to the posters!
One thing I love about this challenge is it encourages students to learn about factorials which they haven't had much exposure to at all.
Last year, it was fun to watch students work through this challenge. We did not complete it last year, but it is not always possible to find solutions to each number. The number of solutions that are possible depends on the year!
I look forward to challenging this year's students. I'll update this post when I've got the new posters hung up in my room. But, I thought I would go ahead and post this to give y'all a head start to get ready for 2017!
Looking for another challenge? I highly recommend that you also check out the 5-4-3-2-1 challenge!