Printable mental arithmetic task cards aimed at around Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grade math centers. These self-check trails make ideal regular starter / bell ringers activities and early finishers challenges. Reviews a range of mental math concepts. Full answer keys included. As different concepts are taught in different places at different times, and abilities within classes can differ widely, please check the previews to see if the calculations will provide a suitable level of challenge for your students.
36 Mental Math Self-Check Task Cards with a difference. Print and laminate as required and students can complete them with a dry-wipe marker, writing the answers into each box. Students start at the soccer ball and move around clockwise in a spiral, creating a running total as they answer the calculations in each box. When they reach the final calculation they should find the answer matches the number printed next to the goal. If not, they must go back and figure out where they have gone wrong. Answer keys can be printed if required, for students to check where they have gone wrong if they cannot figure it out for themselves. Answer keys have the answer to each calculation printed in their boxes. This set is marked SET A as I have another set (B) in development for younger and / or lower ability students.
These cards make ideal starters and early finishers challenges, combining a range of mental math skills. Students could work on them individually or in pairs, or they could race against others, as some students do enjoy getting competitive and seeing if they can beat their friend to the end of the spiral!
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