Compare/Order Fractions: Problem Solve
Now that your students can compare fractions, can they apply that information? This set of 24 task cards contains higher level questions that will make your students think!
Ideas for Use:
(1) Copy the cards on cardstock and laminate. Place the cards on a ring to keep by the teacher desk for easy access.Use a problem a day as a Warm-Up question. This is a great way to get students talking, explaining, and justifying solutions.
(2) Carousel Learning Activity--Place 5 or 6 pieces of chart paper around the room. Attach one Task Card to each Poster. Separate students into groups. Each group gets a different color marker. Students begin by solving their question and recording their thinking on the poster. When teacher tells groups to rotate, students take their marker with them and then review the thinking of the previous group. Students proceed around the room until they have evaluated the work of each of the other groups. This is a great way to meet the Process Standards of Mathematical Processes:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
(3) Copy onto tag and laminate. Place cards in a math center. A recording sheet is provided to help students keep track of which problems they have solved during the week. Due to the complexity of these tasks, you may wish to have students work with a partner to solve these task cards.
(4) "What Do I Do Now?"--Cards can be made available to work on once daily work is completed. Rather than trying to solve multiple problems at a time, you can up the rigor of the tasks by asking students to choose and solve one problem in his/her math notebook and then explain/justify their solution. In this case, you could even copy some of the cards onto copy paper so that students can glue a copy of the problem being solved next to their work in their notebook.
(4) Use for tutorials or enrichment.