In this download you will receive 20 colorful task cards aligned to the second grade Texas area standard 2.9F and third grade common core standards 3.MD.C5, 3.MD.C5b, 3.MD.C.6.
Along with the task cards there is an “I can” posters for the standard, an “Area” vocabulary poster and an activity mat for students to use square tiles to cover rectangles.
Students will be asked to use concrete models of square units to find the area of a rectangle by covering it with no gaps or overlaps they will count to find the total number of square units, and describe the measurement using a number and the unit. Most questions are open ended and/or short response. There are a few multiple choice questions.
What’s in the download?
-I can statement poster for the standard (2.9F)
-Area definition poster
-Introduction activity mats – students will cover the rectangles and squares with colored tiles to find the area
-Task cards are differentiated to begin with the basic skills and then progressively require higher level thinking skills.
-Cards 1-4 ask students to count the number of square tiles in a design
-Cards 5-8 ask students to find the area of designs and shapes on grid paper
-Cards 9-20 are a mixture of word problems in multiple choice and open-ended format
All you need to do is print, preferably in color, cut, laminate and shuffle the cards. Then the options are endless:
Have your students complete the cards at a center and record their answers on the recording key provided. Or get up and move by placing them around the room and playing a game of SCOOT.
Use as a ticket out the door, picking one out of the stack to complete as a quick check or spiral throughout the year.
Assign a sheet for homework for the night.
Even use as an assessment tool or with your small group/intervention/special education students
Great for fast finishers too!
Recording sheet for students provided as well as an answer key for teacher quick check or student self-check.
This document is aligned to Texas standards: 2.9F and Common Core 3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.5b, 3.MD.C.6
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