We are excited to offer these task cards that promise to provide students with ample practice in writing and interpreting numerical expressions. These go beyond your usual “operations and algebraic thinking” task cards, by offering a variety of ways for your students to practice skills they will be required to know on the SBAC or PARCC exams.
They have proven to be a great addition to our own teaching practice. It has been difficult to find true common core practice for our students, and these have helped us address the standards for mathematical practice, as well as the specific learning standards.
With these task cards, students not only need to evaluate expressions, but they are asked to stretch their thinking beyond that by creating real life scenarios to match numerical expressions. This type of backwards thinking has offered our students the rigor they require.
Field testing these task cards with our own classes has allowed us to identify our students’ need for review of mathematical vocabulary. Because of this, we have included 16 cards that address learning and review of terms like: sum, difference, quotients, products, algebraic expression, numerical expression, evaluate, simplify, and more.
These cards are based on CCSS, and giving students the opportunity to learn key objectives and Operations and Algebraic Thinking standards 5.OA. A.1, 5.OA.A.2, 6.EE.A.1, 6.EE.A.2.A, 6.EE.A.2.B, 6.EE.A.4, 6.EE.B.6
The set includes:
-40 scenario cards
-40 expressions that match scenario cards
-16 vocabulary cards
-16 matching vocabulary definitions
Thank you for purchasing these task cards. We hope you find them as a valuable in your classroom as we have in ours.