This resource gets your students thinking about the different ways numbers and math concepts are used in everyday life. They will find the number, object, or concept according to the instructions on the task card, scavenger hunt style in your classroom or larger area around the school, record it on their answer sheet, and take a picture of it on their device. Depending on the number of devices you have access to, students can work individually or in pairs or groups. The pictures can be used as “proof” they found each task, or can be set up after the activity so students can do a gallery walk around the different devices and look through the photos (they could even be made into a quick slideshow). If a student has forgotten a particular concept or math vocabulary word, encourage them to look it up on their device or ask a peer.
Students will need a pencil and a device they can take a picture on to complete
This resource includes:
Minds-On Task – this page can be used as a diagnostic, entrance slip, or a full group introduction to the task. I like to do this page with the whole group, projecting it so all can see, then letting the students complete the task and sharing with the class.
12 Task Cards – these task cards make a great activity in between different math
units, or an easy sub activity. To make this even more of a “scavenger hunt”, you
can hide these cards around your classroom for students to find and complete. Students complete the cards in the order that they find them.
Journal Prompt – made task card size with 4 to a page for easy printing, students can glue this prompt into their notebooks to complete after the activity, if you wish. You could also have students glue the prompt to the back of the answer page and complete.
Student Answer Page – students will complete this page by writing the number (or drawing the object) they find on the page. They will also take a picture of each number or object they find. At the end of the activity, students can show their pictures and hand their page in for assessment, if desired.
You can view ALL of my Math Task Cards, click HERE.