I took a picture of the make-up work board in action.
It has been one of my best ideas!
As you can see from my students' chart, this has worked better for some that for others.
By December, I needed something new. So, that's when we started doing raffle-style drawings. For any Accelerated Math assignment a student received an 85 or better, they would receive a punched shape ("snowball", heart, shamrock, etc) that they write their name on and put in the bucket for their class. During the week, sometimes once a week, sometimes more, we have a drawing for something small (ring pops, silly putty, homework passes, stickers, crazerasers). Amazingly they love it! A few of my students did more during the first week of January (during our "Snowball"), than they had all first semester! They have really gotten into it. I hadn't really planned on continuing with the whole thing after January, but the kids actually BEGGED me! So, we're in the middle of "Lucky Numbers" (named by one of my students) and they are working hard.