This resource gets your students thinking about and identifying numbers (from decimal numbers to numbers greater than one million). They will find the number according to the instructions on the task card, scavenger hunt style in your classroom or larger area around the school, write the number on their answer sheet, and take a picture of the number on their device. Depending on the number of devices you have access to, students can work individually or in pairs or groups.
Students will need a pencil and a device they can take a picture on to complete this activity.
This resource includes:
Minds-On Task – this page can be used as a diagnostic, entrance slip, or a full group introduction to the task. I like to do this page with the whole group, projecting it so all can see, then letting the students complete the task and sharing with the class.
12 Task Cards – these task cards make a great diagnostic activity at the beginning of the unit for a quick check on the knowledge students are already bringing to your unit. To make this even more of a “scavenger hunt”, you can hide these cards around your classroom for students to find and complete. Students can complete the cards in the order that they find them.
Journal Prompt – made task card size with 4 to a page for easy printing, students can glue this prompt into their notebooks to complete after the activity, if you wish. You could also have students glue the prompt to the back of the answer page and complete.
Student Answer Page – students will complete this page by writing the number they find on the page. They will also take a picture of each number they find. At the end of the activity, students can show their pictures and hand their page in for assessment, if desired.
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