I created this document because I noticed that many of my second graders needed extra practice with skip-counting. I use these as a Ticket-in-the-Door. I teach Math at the beginning of the day, so this is the first thing that I put in my students’ hands as they walk in the door. They do this activity before completing their morning work. Here is a list of different ways to use this activity and some ideas for differentiation. I hope this tool comes in handy in your classroom.
1. Ticket in the Door- There are sheets that all have the same task, and this would be best for the first few times the task is assigned (especially if it is a new concept for students). You make one or two copies of the sheet (depending on how many students you have), and then cut the sheet apart so that you can give each student one problem to do. Also, it might be beneficial to let students work with a partner the first few times you do this activity. By everyone doing the same task, it will be easier to check answers as a whole group. Then, there are sheets that have different problems on them, and this will help students to work independently and not rely on those around them for help.
2. Quick Review- Pass them out and have students complete them independently. You may want them to have a partner check their work. You can also have a few students share their answers for the whole class.
3. Quiz/Short Assessment- You can do a quick assessment by give the students one or two of the problems. You can also give them one of the full pages that have different problems.
4. Ticket out the Door- This is the same as the Ticket in the door except you do it as they leave.
5. Differentiation- One way to differentiate is to go ahead and write in some of the answers, and then give those to some of the students who need extra help/remediation. I also included some hundred charts that you can give to students who may need to use it to count up by 5’s or 10’s.
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