***This activity aims to target place value skills up to the hundred thousands place as well as critical thinking skills. Only one number does not fit in the link. There are a lot of cards that have two numbers with similar links, so if you want to introduce that, students can argue their point about which numbers belong and which numbers do not.
With the different options (identifying, matching, and explaining) it will be easy to target different levels within the class. Here are some options:
- Students can identify the number that does not fit and explain why
- Students can identify the number that does not fit, explain why, and then match their rule with a different card that has the same rule. They can do this independently, or (my favorite) walking around the room without talking and finding their partner.
- Students can use the challenge cards to challenge their thinking (for students who get finished early with the activity)
- Students can use the blank cards to make their own link!
Included in this product:
20 Link It cards
2 challenge cards
2 blank cards to have students make themselves
4 blank cards to make yourself