Solving Quadratic Equations Task Cards are a 10-15 minute in-class activity that helps students learn longer, more challenging processes! It gives students the chance to work through math concepts without feeling rushed. This is a great opportunity for teacher check-ins with individual students or pairs of students. What’s great is that students will receive immediately feedback on their work in order to correct errors right away!
Rationalizing monomial denominators, including nth roots.
Rationalizing binomial denominators.
How this activity can be used in class:
Task cards can be used in many ways, and below is a description of how I use it in class! Students can have their own set of cards or two students can share one set. I ask students to take out a sheet of paper on which to complete the questions. Questions can be completed in any order, but they are typically ordered from the least difficult to the most difficult. I always ask students to submit their work to me whether the work is graded formally or informally!
Copy both sides so that students can have access to the worked-out solutions or copy only the first side so that students do not have access to the worked-out solutions. If students do not have the solutions, the final answers could be posted for students to check! If students finish early, they could work on homework or another activity planned for early finishers. Sometimes I collect the work before all students are finished, as I ask them to do their best and not worry about making sure each question is complete.
Other Favorite Activities:
This activity works wonderfully when it’s used in conjunction with other activities! The following activities are some of my favorites that I use to “break up” the lesson. The combination of these activities has completely transformed my classroom! Students have improved remarkably in their math confidence, performance, and retention. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you implement these activities in your classroom =)
First Step, Stop!
It’s a Race!
Mad Math Minute
Other “Task Cards” you might like:
Rationalizing the Denominator
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
This license is for one teacher only for personal use in his or her classroom. This license is non-transferable. Therefore, licenses cannot be given to or shared with other teachers. This document cannot be used by a common planning team, department, or district, without purchasing the correct number of licenses.
This document cannot be posted online in any form, including course websites or personal websites. You may, however, post this document on password-protected websites that are accessed by students.