I love the idea of scoot! (This is the game where there are different task cards at each student’s seat. Students are given an allotted amount of time to complete the task until a signal is given when they “scoot” to the next person’s seat. I don’t know about your class, but mine is enormous. I find having that many fourth graders trying to move at once to be a little too chaotic in my small room. Mini Scoot is the same principle, but it allows the scooting to happen at a table or row instead of the whole room. In my mind it is more manageable.
It also gives students a ready-made group where they can discuss their findings and make corrections to mistakes. When students have rotated through all of their tasks they go over each number as a group. If someone has a different answer they need to discuss how they found their answer and decide as a group which answer is correct. This step offers students immediate feedback on their mathematical thinking and a chance to collaborate, which is a common core standard!
Finally, we come together as a whole class to verify that all groups had the correct answer and how they got their answers so we can see different ways of looking at the problem.
There are two blank task cards in case you need to add or modify a problem and a practice page so students are familiar with the structure of the tasks before them play scoot.
Thanks for looking!