Need a fun Halloween activity that is engaging and challenging for your students? Word problem practice is fun and easy with these task cards! I did this with my higher level 3rd grade math class and they loved it!
Use the task cards as a math center or whole class activity such as Scoot or Roam the Room. If you would rather have students check their answers after completing the answer sheet, rather than after each problem, you can have students scan the QR code that is included on the answer sheet. This is helpful if there are limited tablets available in your room. Choose the option that works best for you and your students!
8 Multi-step Word Problem Task Cards with Multiplication Facts, Addition, and Subtraction
4 Three Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication Task Cards with a fun Halloween joke
Blank Answer sheet for students
Ideas for how to use these task cards:
•Roam the Room- cut out the cards and display them around the room for students to find and solve. My students love this version because it gets them moving!
•Scoot- put one card on each student’s desk. Then students “scoot” to the next desk to solve another problem when the teacher gives a signal.
•Early Finishers/Math Center- cards can be displayed around the room like in Roam the Room or in a folder/envelope or you could even make a bulletin board with the cards posted
•Partner work- students could solve a set amount of problems collaboratively.
•For small group instruction- specific cards could be printed or displayed with a projector for students to solve on whiteboards or in math journals
•Around the World problem cards
• Whole class or small group Math Jeopardy questions