were created for my husband’s 3rd grade classroom. These are great for when his students are working in small groups or in individual stations around the room.
These task cards are designed to help students practice while he works with small groups in the back of the classroom. Students can complete the work and then use the iPad or Chromebook to scan the QR codes. The QR codes link the students to a picture with the answer. If they make a mistake, they can try to figure out where they went wrong. This provides instant feedback, even though the teacher is not right beside them.
Another good way to use these cards are to tape them around the room. Students can then get up and walk around the room answering questions.
The tasks cards have students performing tasks such as finding:
Place value of a number
Value of a number
A number and using place value to add or subtract to arrive at a new number.
The only prep and materials that are required are a printer, scissors and some lamination (optional). I went ahead and laminated them so that I can reuse these year after year. If you would like to see them or use them –click here to find them in my store.
Kahoot Time!! My students absolutely love hearing that. They are usually very quick to get out their computers and log into Kahoot in record time.
If you have never used Kahoot! before, you can create them for about anything. The registration is completely free. Click here to read my blog introduction to Kahoots. My husband even created one for my birthday to test our family’s knowledge! Our students absolutely love them and love competing against each other
The following Kahoots are a few that my 5th graders have used to assist with their fraction knowledge.
Least Common Denominator – This quick warm up was adapted from user SrR3ss and has 5 questions. Students play this game to quickly practice finding the least common denominator.
Simplifying Fractions – This game has 13 questions in which students practice simplifying fractions. Included is 10 math questions and 3 brain break questions. For example, “Who is this lovable Disney character?” Feel free to make a copy and delete these or add to them. This kahoot was adapted from user gretchenp.
Adding Fractions – This kahoot has 10 questions with 8 of them using math and 2 quick brain break questions. This was adapted from user petty415.
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers – This kahoot was used as a review before our quiz. It contained 8 questions: 2 brain breaks, 2 word problems, 3 adding and subtracting with regrouping and 1 converting improper numbers to mixed numbers.
If you need a quick assessment tool or would just like to play a quick game, then Kahoot just may be for you. All you need is a mobile device (computer, tablet, phone) and your children and/or students will love it!
If you’ve never used a Kahoot before, please check out my Kahoot Introduction. If you would like to see some other kahoots, I have several with different topics that I made under menu, Kahoots or just click anything below..
Teachers create game boards of questions and you can play using many different ways..
In my room, I use it like a Jeopardy game for review. Students can work their math out on white boards and compete in teams to earn points
In my colleague’s room, students have the link and play the game on their own, keeping track of the points that they earn
You can play this with all subjects and all grades
Oh… and did I mention it was completely free!
My students had an awesome time reviewing for our test today and worked crazy hard! When they walked in the room and the game board was on the screen, they shouted YAY!!! So if this site helps me get 11 year olds excited about reviewing for a math test, then it definitely has my vote! Let me know if you try it out! I hope your kids like it as much as mine did.
Last year, I was fortunate enough to attend a NCTM (National Council Teachers of Mathematics) conference in Minneapolis, MN. One of the booths that was represented was a booth from Box Cars and One- Eyed Jacks. (Their website islocated here)
I bought some of the coolest place value dice. They were about 50 cents each and you can buy them online also however the shipping is expensive. I also found them on Amazon located here for decimals and whole numbers. Each of the dice had a particular number on them -see the picture below.
So when I got back home, I tried to think of something to do with these awesome dice. At the time, we were working on adding and subtracting decimals so I made the worksheet above. In it, the kids received one each of the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths dice. Their job was to take turns rolling the dice and then adding them together. Once they got their numbers, they had to compare it to their partners. A colleague of mine suggested that they could compare their numbers and determine which had the largest decimal therefore hitting not one, but multiple common core standards at the same time.
The kids had so much fun with these dice. I bought several of the larger place value dice as well. My next task is to develop some additional games or worksheets for students to write numbers in standard, expanded and word forms with those.