This Monster Racing Path domino style matching activity is both differentiated to help all levels of learners and decorated to make it fun! It contains a total of 9 activities to review concepts associated with the physics of motion (speed, velocity, and acceleration)
This bundle contains three color coded sets. Each set contains three matching tasks. This means that there a total of 9 matching activities included! Each set in this bundle will be posted individually soon.
Each task will direct students to do the following:
Find the monster racing path to the finish line by completing a matching activity. The first card will say “Start Your Engines”
and have the first question. Find the answer to the first question and place it above the start card. The card that has the first answer will also have the second question. Continue to find the matches until you have created the entire monster racing path to the finish line. The last card will have the last answer and will also say “Finish”
WARNING: Monsters do not drive at normal human speeds. They drive MONSTER FAST!
This lesson has two main levels of differentiation which are organized in terms of "Sets" and "Tasks". (Please remember that each "Set" is made up of three "Tasks".)
How are the "Sets" differentiated?
Set #1 does not involve any unit conversions, and therefore could be used to differentiate for students who struggle with math. It would also be helpful as a “starter” activity.
Set #2 has the same answer key as Set #2, however the problems are written differently, and students must use unit conversions to solve them. Set #2 allows you to differentiate for students who can handle the unit conversions within the problems. Since set #1 and #2 have the same answer key then you can assign both sets in the same day, but only have one key to grade with.
Set #3 has the same format as Set #2, but it does not have the same answer key as set #’s 1-2. You may feel that some students should do all three sets, while other students may only need one or two of the sets. Set #3 would be a great option to use as a review before the test or you could also use it for early finishers!
How are the "Tasks" differentiated?
Each "Set" described above consists of 3 tasks. Each task requires students to complete a "path" by matching questions and correct answers together. The first two tasks are easier. Task numbers #1 and #2 require students to complete a 9-card matching activity that reviews vocabulary and problem solving. Both tasks are great options for students who may get overwhelmed with too many vocabulary or problem cards at one time. Task #'s 1-2 are also good options to use if you do not have as much time. Task #3 will be easier for students to do if they have completed tasks #1 and #2.
Task #3 will require students to complete an 18-card matching activity that reviews both vocabulary and problem solving. This is a great option for students who love a challenge!
Directions for each set are listed on the color-coded task cards. Choose the tasks that best suit the needs of your students.
Use these activities with individuals, pairs, or groups of students. An answer sheet is provided.
This is an "EASY PREP" activity.
All you need to do is print, laminate (if you wish to keep them), and cut the cards. You can store all the cards for each task in a snack size zip bag along with the task card that contains the directions. All cuts are straight line cuts and can be done quickly. Students can cut out their own cards (they are not in order). Give each student or group of students a copy of the answer sheet and a set of cards. It is important to know that the answer sheet is not required for this activity. You may choose to visually check their completed path instead. I make them keep working until they have completed the path correctly!
The following topics are reviewed with this activity: The following topics are reviewed with this activity: speed, velocity, acceleration (negative and positive), distance, time, vector, and word problems associated with motion.
Students must have a basic knowledge of concepts associated with speed, velocity, and acceleration in order to achieve goals and objectives that are associated with the following Next Generation Science Standards:
Middle School--- MS-PS2-1 and MS-PS2-2
High School--- HS-PS2-1 and HS-PS2-2
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