When students are working on their own or in groups, it can be difficult for a teacher to truly know if the students understand the concepts. This system allows a teacher to quickly glance around the room and see which students/groups need teacher assistance. This alleviates students shouting out for help and/or multiple hands waving in the air. It also helps you figure out which groups to attend to first.
Students use the red cup if they have a question that prevents them from working. These students will need the teacher’s attention first. Students use the yellow cup if they have a question but can keep working. Students use the green cup when they understand the concepts and do not need the teacher’s help.
We have provided multiple ways to use this system. We have included the labels for the cups that can also be used on their own, the tent cards which can be displayed on desks instead of using cups, and the posters for reference. We also have used two different sets with different wording. One set uses “I” for individual student use while the other uses “We” for group work.