This file includes 36 cards that can be used in several ways. Below are ways to use "In the Spotlight" Cards.
1. Place 1 to 3 cards underneath chairs , desk, or tables. I usually put them underneath my student’s chairs before school, during specials, or during lunch. Announce to students that a few of them are “In the Spotlight”. Students will then look underneath their chairs or desk. The students who have the card will share what the card says and then tell their classmates the answer.
At this time other students can check the answer or student can receive help from fellow classmates if needed. This is a great way to give particular students that you know are struggling with place value an opportunity to review. I have included 36 cards on place value that vary in difficulty. Great for differentiating for those that need more practice and those that need to be challenged.
The students that get the answers correct are able to go to the “Reward Tub” and pick a special prize . I have allowed students who did not get the answer correct to visit the reward tub if I know they tried. I try to do this activity at least 2 times a week during our place value unit.
I have included a tracking sheet to use to help you remember which students participated. I use this checklist so each student has an opportunity to participate.
You can also use the cards at the end of your unit as a Scoot Game. I have included a Scoot Answer Sheet for the first 24 cards.
You can also use them as a center activity.
I also included an answer sheet and key for all 36 cards.
Bonus ***** I have included the same set of 36 task cards that include QR Codes!! You will receive a set of cards with and without QR Codes. The students that have them under their chair can give the answer and you can pick other students to get an iPad or iPod and check their classmates answers.
I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine have and will continue to do! This activity has been successful the past 3 years.
Be on the look out for more "In the Spotlight" Cards for all Math and Language Arts Standards. I am also working on "In the Spotlight Cards" with a mixture of standards, which will be great for review and test prep.