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Here’s a Halloween-themed resource that you can use to teach the three types of word problems for mastery of CCSS 4.MD.A.2. involving elapsed time.
DURATION OF TIME FOR AN EVENT OR ACTIVITY
ENDING TIME OF AN EVENT OR ACTIVITY
BEGINNING TIME OF AN EVENT OR ACTIVITY
I’ve provided the resource in three formats, for more options when using it in the classroom, depending upon your instructional needs:
1. AS FULL SIZE COLOR SLIDES FOR WHOLE GROUP TEACHING
2. AS FULL SIZE PRINTABLE TASK CARDS IN BLACK AND WHITE
3. AS PRINTABLE MINI SIZED TASK CARDS IN BLACK AND WHITE for a more economical printing option if paper is an issue.
COMPOSITION OF TASK CARDS IN THIS RESOURCE:
24 task cards aligned with CCSS 4.MD.2 for practicing ELAPSED TIME.
*8 Task Card Word Problems for practicing the DURATION OF TIME FOR A GIVEN EVENT
*8 Task Card Word Problems for practicing the ENDING TIME OF A GIVEN EVENT
*8 Task Card Word Problems for practicing the BEGINNING TIME OF A GIVEN EVENT
TO ADDRESS STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY
An optional printable student answer document is provide that corresponds with the task card assignment. As you are well aware, when some students are working in less structured settings, such as learning centers or small collaborative learning groups, they can become distracted from the task at hand. Student answer documents can provide a visual piece to remind students of their accountability for the assigned work. Teachers can also quickly glance at the student’s work and evaluate an individual student’s work productivity. It also makes grading this assignment easy on the eyes!
TO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR DOCUMENTATION/AUTHENTIC WORK SAMPLES
Student answer documents are also excellent tools for using as required proof of student progress or documentation of remediation. They meet the requirement of an “authentic piece of student work” when some type of substantiation is required for math portfolios, IEPs, AIPs, Parent-Teacher conferences, special education placement conferences, re-evaluation conferences, etc.
TO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR DIFFERENTIATED ASSIGNMENTSWITHIN THE CLASSROOM
Through the use of a printable Student Answer Document, a teacher can easily assign specific task cards by simply circling the desired workspaces of the problems a student is to complete or manually (by hand) edit the generic Student Answer Document that is also included.
**Answer Keys are provided in 2 formats:
1. as individual task cards -if student self-checking is preferred
2. OR in a traditional answer key that is teacher-friendly when grading task card number work as graded assignments.
These task cards are flexible resources and can be used in many ways such as:
*number work for math centers
*number work for small collaborative groups
*whiteboard work for whole class assignments
*whiteboard work during transitions
*meaningful engagement and practice for early finishers
*as assessment/benchmark check-ups
* math journals or as “warm-up” activities when students enter the classroom at the beginning of the day or class period
You can never have too many of these kinds of resources to reinforce skills- especially on days when regular classroom routines are disrupted by extracurricular activities such as holiday parties, school picture day, special speakers, pep assemblies, etc.