This Valentine Decimal and Fraction activity is a great center activity which involves converting Valentine fractions to the Valentine decimal. The student will have to divide the fractions and round their answers to the nearest hundredths.
Here are some creative ideas you can try with your task cards. Students have enjoyed using task cards in my class.
1.Individually, task cards can serve as reinforcement for students who need more time achieving the specific skill needed for a topic. They are better alternatives to worksheets in my opinion. While using task cards, students are asked to answer as many or few as they can. I can then use them as a formative assessment to gauge student knowledge.
2. Preparing challenging task cards are also good for students who are very fast in picking up the lessons. They can be set aside for students who have completed their other work and used as an enrichment.
3.Task cards can also be used in small groups. You can divide your students and present one task card at a time. Have them write their answers on the whiteboard for comparison before discussing the next one.
4.You can also use task cards in game-like activities like “Scoot”. Students will be given different cards to answer for a certain period of time, perhaps 2 to 3 minutes will do (depending on the questions or tasks and grade level of the students). Students will then answer it on their own. It can be written in their notebooks, papers, or in a task cards journal. When the allotted time is up, the teacher will say “Scoot!” All students must move and answer another card that awaits them. (Another version of this is to let the students pass on the task cards to his or her table partner once the time to answer is up.)
5. Use them for small group interventions. I often have students stay after school for tutorials and we break out the task cards so that I can really hone in on what they are struggling with. They give me a good point of reference to where the gaps are.
6.You can also integrate these cards in board games Unanswered or incorrect answers would mean a miss turn. Students must answer his or her task card first before taking turns. Better yet, let the students make up the rules.
7. Another way is what I call “Scavenger Hunt”. Task cards will be placed all over the room hidden and the students must try to look for them. Once they found one, they will answer it. You can give extra points for students who can answer correctly.
8.If you want to have a paperless version of this task card activity, you can use the computer. Tablet, text polls, or personal whiteboards.
9.Task Cards are also best for reinforcing Cooperative Learning Activities/ Strategies. You could give your students sets of task cards to answer with their group. In doing so they develop unity and camaraderie.
The student will be able record their answers on the student recording sheet and turn in for a quiz or daily grade and/or their is an answer key they can self-check.