This set includes 16 task cards and the solutions. Eight of the problems require adding, subtracting, and multiplying by a scalar to solve the problems. The other eight problems require finding the inverse to solve the problems. A few of the problems require finding the inverse of a 3x3 matrix. In my classes, I have students find inverses of 2x2 matrices by hand, but use the calculator for inverses of 3x3 matrices.
The problems are of various difficulty. Make sure these problems are appropriate for your students - download the preview and look at the thumbnails to see problem examples.
Task cards are a great way to help students review or to use as warm-ups throughout the unit.
There are multiple ways I use task cards in my classroom.
1. Marker Board Review
– Put task cards under a projector and have students work the problem on their marker board.
2. Scoot Game
- I put desks in a circle and have each student work on a card. Then after a certain amount of time, I say "rotate" or ring a bell. Then the students move to the next desk. When they have made it all around the circle we check answers as a class.
3. Stations Review
- Hang cards around the classroom. Students can work with partners or small groups to move around the classroom answering questions.
4. Speed Mathing
– Arrange desks in two rows (like speed dating). Each student receives a card, works the problems on the card, checks their answer. Then, the students trade cards with their partner sitting across from them and work the problem on the new card. They are now sitting across the “expert” for that problem. After a few minutes, the students receive their original cards again and one row moves one seat down. This process continues until all of the cards are completed.
More Ideas are inside!
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