I know… you might think . . .” come on Marsha… perhaps differentiated spinners is pushing it a bit” but I have to tell you, of the many tools I use to differentiate instruction, spinners are a MUST have item. I can change an activity and tier it just by throwing in a different spinner.
A group of students can be working on an activity that deals with bigger and smaller and for another tier, I can throw in an odd/even spinner to add some challenge. Or a group of students may play a game where they use an addition 0-5 spinner and presto change-o I can throw a new spinner into the game and make it a bit more challenging by now using an addition spinner card for 0-10.
Spinners are versatile and cheap. I use them for math games, making words, writing activities . . . You name it! You can find them about anywhere, but, let’s face it, they all can not give you a great SPIN like you need to keep kiddos engaged in a classroom. Thee best one’s I found are from Learning Resources (I LOVE those guys!).