This activity is a fun way to challenge students in applying their understanding of elapsed time by solving word problems.
In this packet, there are 2 packs of 12 word problems that mimic real life scenarios through an elf theme.
This is a great product to implement near the end of an elapsed time unit.
Most problems are pretty advanced and include times that are written to the nearest minute.
This packet was designed after a card game called War.
War is a basic game of luck, which allows the children to have fun in a competitive setting but not take a loss too personally because it is really the luck of the draw. In the game War, 2 students compete by solving separate elapsed time words problems and then compare their answers. Whichever student has the greatest hours and minutes for their answer wins the round. After 12 rounds, the students tally up their wins and whoever has the most tallies wins the overall game.
These cards can be used in 3 different ways:
1. As task cards. The 2 sets of 12 cards do not contain the same problems. Therefore, the 2 sets can be combined to make 1 set of 24. Individual students can work through the pack of 24 and then check their answers.
2. As a teaching tool for small groups. These cards highlight challenging elapsed time scenarios, so they can be used for follow up work after the concept of elapsed time has been introduced to the class.
3. As a homework review for students that have been introduced to elapsed time a previous year.
The 20 pages that make up this produce include:
• Teacher instructions for setting up and playing the game, War
• Student instructions for playing the game, War
• 2 sets of 12 task cards
• A student Solve and Record sheet
• An answer key for each task card set
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