Place Value Scoot is a fun and active way for the students to work with place value. Place Value Scoot is also a great way to assess the students’ understanding of place value. As the students correct their answers, make note of the cards that many students miss. This will help you in targeting your instruction to meet those standards.
Common Core Standards
Place Value Scoot is aligned to meet the Common Core Standards in Numbers and Operations in Base Ten. Some of the cards cover more than one standard within a grade level or cover standards in both first and second grade. A standards matrix is provided on page 4.
The first 20 cards in Place Value Scoot are perfect for first graders.
Cards 21-40 focus more on second grade standards. These cards would also be fine to use with high-achieving first graders. (For second graders, they can do all 40 cards in one sitting.)
Using the Cards
Two sets of cards are provided—a set in color and a set in black and white. Photocopy the desired set, laminate for durability, and cut apart.
Arrange the cards in sequential order around the room. Explain how the cards are laid out to the students and model how they will move from one card to the next card.
Provide each student with a recording sheet. The recording sheets are designed to be photocopied back-to-back.
Pages 27 and 28 have large spaces for recording answers. In each space, the students can write the letter for their answer choice, write the answer using words or numbers, or use the space to figure out the answer to the question.
Pages 29 and 30 are test-format answer sheets. The students fill in the bubble for the correct answer. You might want to provide the student with scratch paper to figure out the answers while they do the scoot..
Assign (or have the students pick) where they want to start. Make sure the students record their answers in the same spaces on their answer sheets that match the Scoot cards they are working on. After all of the students have marked their answers, tell them to “scoot” to the next card. (Be warned! Some of the students will get “lost”. Just direct them to an empty card.) At the end of the activity, allow students who skipped/missed a card(s) to complete them.
Correct the pages as a whole class. It is helpful to have a set of scoot cards at the Elmo or overhead, so the students can be reminded of the problems they answered.