These task cards can be used to review skills learned in math either as a whole group, in small groups or independently.
With targeted skills, it is easy to see what skills will need reteaching and which ones the class totally gets. Additionally, the cards can be divide into skill groups and students struggling in those specific areas can work on the tasks in pairs or small groups.
I have also cut up the cards and given each student a piece of paper numbered from 1 to 42 and a couple pieces of scratch paper.
I mix up the cards and give one to each student face down. Students aren't allowed to look at the cards until I say go. Predetermine which direction you want the cards to travel in other words, who passes their cards to who.
The student who is "first" in the rotation is told to take a new card from the "new card pile" after the timer beeps until all the cards have been completed by all students. The student at the end of the rotation piles the cards he/she receives face down and they are added to the bottom of the "new card pile".
Students are then given three minutes (use a timer) to solve the problem on the card they have and write the answer on their numbered sheet. Remind students that it is ok if they don't know the answer, but they should attempt what they can of the problem before the timer beeps
Remember to remind students that ALL work must be done on scratch paper ... NOT the task card.
Once three minutes are up, students pass their cards in a predetermined direction and the timer is set again.
My six graders LOVED this way of reviewing.