Critical and Differentiated Thinking Christmas
Logical thinking task cards are great for differentiation, morning work, literacy centers, math centers, early finishers and fast finishers.
Students will use character cards as manipulative tools (when needed) to think critically and solve logic problems. Cards will be moved around for each of 10 tasks as solutions are generated. Cards are NOT needed for all tasks. Optional "center sign" is included as well as answer document and key.
These cards are designed to be used with:
* gifted and talented 1st and 2nd grade student
* high performing KG student
* average 3rd grade student
* 4th grade student needing remediation
Please read sample problems to determine if this product is appropriate for your students.
Example of More Challenging Problem
Four reindeer decided to see who could wrap Christmas packages the quickest. List the 4 reindeer based on who was fastest to slowest.
Reindeer Reece had a big present and was slower than Reindeer Ryland.
Reindeer Ryland came in first.
Reindeer Ruby was just behind Reindeer Ryland.
The slowest was Reindeer Reston.
Example of Easier Problem
Reindeer Rick, Reindeer Rudy and Reindeer Renee were playing in the snow one day. They decided to race to see who could get to the snow fort first. List the order in which they arrived.
Reindeer Rick was not last.
Reindeer Rudy came in after Reindeer Rick.
Reindeer Renee was last.
Suggestions for Use
~ laminated character cards are placed under document camera &
manipulated by teacher.
~ Answers can be oral or written on answer page.
Center / Station
~ laminated task & character cards are manipulated by small
groups of students to solve problems.
~ Answers are written on student answer page.
~ Optional center sign included (page 3).
~ laminated task & character cards are placed in a
central location and used by “fast finishers”.
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