These cards are PERFECT for quickly putting students into groups and changing them throughout the class so that the students aren't stuck in the same group the whole time.
There are 5 different groupings you can have:
1. Assign the first groups
2.Colors (Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow)
3. Shape (smile, heart, triangle, star, arrow
4. Number (1-5)
5. Underline of the number (none, line, dashes, zig zag, dots)
You can choose to use all groups in one class, which is a lot of switching and moving for the students, or you can use only 2 (and it's fun because you get to choose which group you want so students can't "rig" the cards to try and be with their best friend all the time.
These cards can be used in a number of ways.
-Progressive worksheet (start in COLOR groups working on problems #1-4, then after times up switch to a new group like NUMBERS and now that new group is working on #5-10...and so on)
-Science centers - just make sure that each time you switch groups they are all working on the same thing (other wise some students might miss something or do something twice)
-Any time you have to choose groups - just pass out the cards and then choose one of the symbols (color, shape, number, underline) (it will always keep the students guessing)
There are 25 cards, if you have more students then you can just make an extra copy of the cards and have duplicates (just know that those people will always be in the same group as their other duplicate card)
If you have less students just use less cards (the groups may not always be the same size)
There are color templates and also black templates if you don't have a color printer.