These are task cards that can be used several different ways: - below is a list showing the ways in which I have used task cards in my class. The answer sheets attached are meant to be made front/back. However, you can copy the way you prefer. I also make them large enough because I like my students to show their work. I also have included individual slides of each task card so that if you would like to use as a whole group to check or go over slides when students have finished the task cards.
1. Place cards at a center and have students answer individually during center time
2. Place cards around the room and have students go on a scavenger hunt finding the next problem and recording their answers on the answer sheet. I ring a bell when it is time to move to the next card.
3. Make enough copies of the cards for each table or pair of students to work together and solve as a team.
4Use the power point that I included with the purchase to have students solve individually and then solve as a class.
5. Individually, task cards can serve as reinforcement for students who need more time achieving the specific skill needed for a topic. They are better alternatives to worksheets in my opinion. While using task cards, students are asked to answer as many or few as they can. I can then use them as a formative assessment to gauge student knowledge.Task cards allow students to move around the room which is always a plus in my book. Set high expectations for what the movement looks like.
6.Task cards can also be used in small groups. You can divide your students and present one task card at a time. Have them write their answers on the whiteboard for comparison before discussing the next one.
7. You can also use task cards in game-like activities like “Scoot”. Students will be given different cards to answer for a certain period of time, perhaps 2 to 3 minutes will do (depending on the questions or tasks and grade level of the students). Students will then answer it on their own. It can be written in their notebooks, papers, in a task cards journal or on the provided answer sheet. When the allotted time is up, the teacher will say “Scoot!” All students must move and answer another card that awaits them. (Another version of this is to let the students pass on the task cards to his or her seat mate once the time to answer is up.)
I hope this helps even if it’s just a little! Thanks again and have a great
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