Self-Checking (with QR Codes) Multiplication Task Cards
Students love technology! Use it to your advantage. Your students will love using their smart devices to scan the QR codes to check their answers.
Copy cards onto cardstock. Laminate. Cut apart.
Provide students with copies of the recording sheet.
The recording sheet provides students with a place to show their work. Once a problem is solve, students can use a smart phone or tablet with a QR reader to scan the QR code. The correct answer will show on the screen. If the student solved the problem correctly, he/she colors in the smiley face in the work space and proceeds to another question. If incorrect, the directions on the recording document ask student to color a U-turn sign which means they should try again. If they miss the same question twice, they should color the frown face and move onto the next question.
A traditional answer key is also provided that shows each problem solved with the traditional algorithm. However, students do not have to know the traditional algorithm to use these cards. If your students are using the traditional algorithm, the answer key can help you quickly spot errors in student work.
These task cards can be used in many ways:
(1) Play "Scoot"--Place one card on each desk. Students solve a problem and then scoot to the next desk.
(2) Place at a work station.
(3) Hole punch the cards and hang on a ring. The students can then bring the cards to their desk for extra practice when they have free time.
(4) Use in tutorials. Ask students to estimate answers before trying to solve. Watch as students as they work, and ask them to explain their steps and justify why they think their answer is reasonable.