Get out your hard hats and rulers, because it’s time to break out the Construction Classroom Transformation! This classroom transformation allows students to become construction workers for the day as they solve 10 math challenges. It’s a fun and easy way to teach difficult math concepts. This transformation aligns with multiple common core math standards.
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If you’re looking for ways to incorporate real-world math problems into the classroom, this transformation is perfect for you! Students will solve real-world construction problems while having so much fun they don’t realize they’re even learning.
CONSTRUCTION ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
The first step is to decorate your classroom to look like a construction zone. You can hang up posters, decorations, and even “Caution” signs to set the scene. During this transformation, the kids became construction workers with hard hats I found on Amazon.
CONSTRUCTION ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
Next, tell your class that they are construction workers today! I like to project directions on the board too so every kid knows exactly what I expect of them. The students solve ten challenges to complete the challenge and win! Depending on the grade level, students will practice different concepts, but all have the same amount of fun.
I tell my kids they have to do two things at each station. The kids complete the challenge and then they get their work checked by the teacher. Checking their work helps me track a student’s progress and decide if they’re struggling or excelling in an area.
CONSTRUCTION ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
When students have solved all ten math challenges, they win! I also have them complete a QR Code Writing activity. The QR Code writing activity is a way for students to learn fun facts about construction by scanning posters around the room. This is great for early finishers.
I also love to put up some extra decorations to set the scene for my class because who doesn’t love some extra flair?
CONSTRUCTION ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
Finally, I give out a prize at the end to reward my students for their hard work. My class got to choose between building block erasers or construction lollipops! The kids also get to take home an official certificate stating they are now construction workers!
You can check out this easy to prep classroom transformation HERE!
“Extras” certainly aren’t needed for room transformations, but they can be super fun if you want to include them! If you want to add any extras, you may like some of these ideas.
I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.