Circle, Triangle, Square – differentiation methods. Easy tasks or questions are represented by a Circle. Harder tasks or questions are represented by a Triangle and even more challenging tasks or questions are represented by a Square. The more sides a shape has the more difficult the task or question. Students make their own choices, according to their ability, or can “have a go” working through each challenge.
A colleague at work (@ldufty) has recently been trialling this in the classroom with great success. She has provided a googledocs PowerPoint. Please check it out. Your comments would also be appreciated!