Critical and Differentiated Thinking Task Cards: Valentine's Day
Critical and differentiated thinking task cards are great for differentiation, morning work, literacy centers, math centers, early finishers and fast finishers.
Students will use character cards as manipulative tools (when needed) to think critically and solve logic problems. Cards will be moved around for each of 10 tasks as solutions are generated. Cards are NOT needed for all tasks. Optional "center sign" is included as well as answer document and key.
These cards are designed to be used with:
* gifted and talented 1st and 2nd grade student
* high performing KG student
* average 3rd grade student
* 4th grade student needing remediation
Please read sample problems below to see if they are appropriate for your students.
* Example of More Challenging Problem *
Ms. Schinckle asked each student to draw a Valentine’s Day picture to share at the party. The students drew pictures with different numbers of hearts. List the students in order from the most hearts drawn to the least.
Friendly Faith is excellent at drawing hearts and she drew 10!
Darling Dan drew 7 less than Friendly Faith.
Charmed Charlie drew the least number of hearts.
Tender Tina drew one more heart than Friendly Faith.
* Example of Less Challenging Problem *
The big day was coming. Soon it would be the Valentine’s Day party! Smitten Sally was busy working on her valentine cards. List the order in which she completed her cards.
Precious Peet’s card was completed after Tender Tina’s but not last.
She completed Sweetheart Sammy’s card before Tender Tina’s.
Darling Dan’s card was completed last.
Suggestions for Use
~ laminated character cards are placed under document camera &
manipulated by teacher.
~ Answers can be oral or written on answer page.
Center / Station
~ laminated task & character cards are manipulated by small
groups of students to solve problems.
~ Answers are written on student answer page.
~ Optional center sign included (page 3).
~ laminated task & character cards are placed in a
central location and used by “fast finishers”.
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