Thanksgiving Math: Fraction Task Cards for ELLs & Mainstream Students

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The 8 word problems on these task cards, in printable and Google Drive versions, are all about a traditional Thanksgiving meal and ask students to find the answers in fraction form and then draw pictures to represent their answers.

Students can use these task cards independently, with a partner, or in small groups in class and they can also be used in a math center or for homework. These task cards can be used as a formative assessment, as a review, as a filler, or for fun. Since each word problem is about a Thanksgiving dinner, teachers can use the cultural references to give background information to English Language Learners in their classes who may not be familiar with the holiday and to discuss with their whole class how families celebrate this American holiday.

The word problems have a range of difficulty and come in 2 versions. In Set 1, students read the problem, solve it and write or type their answer, then draw a picture to show their answer in fraction form. Set 2 offers more support to students and in this version, they select the correct answer from 3 multiple-choice options and then draw a picture of the fraction. Each set in the printable version comes in color and black-and-white; the Google Drive version is only in color. Cover pages for all the sets give directions to students.

The printable sets of task cards are included in a PDF file. Answer sheets for Set 1 and Set 2 are included in the PDF file and come in both color and black-and-white. An answer key for teachers, in color and black-and-white, is also provided. Instructions for accessing and using the Google Drive materials are in the PDF file, too, along with additional pages with background explanatory information for teachers.

When using the Google Drive task cards, students are instructed to use the Shape and Line tools. Directions that explain how to use those tools are provided in the PDF file and with the Google Drive materials in case students are not already familiar with using those tools.

Students probably need 30 - 60 minutes to do these word problems, depending on how many task cards they do and whether or not students work entirely on their own or with classmates. Using these task cards with a partner or in small groups provides students with the opportunity to compare their responses and orally justify their answers to their classmates, which is very helpful not only for English Language Learners but for all students.

This resource addresses the Math Common Core standard for Grade 3 that deals with fractions and a separate page in the PDF file lists those standards for teachers who work in Common Core states. For teachers who have ELLs in their classes, sample Model Performance Indicators (MPIs) are included for WIDA Levels 3 and 4 (Developing and Expanding).

Students will enjoy using these Thanksgiving-themed task cards to demonstrate their understanding of fractions!

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What you get in this product:

In the PDF file:
★ Cover (1 page)
★ List of materials in the PDF file and Google Drive resource (2 pages)
★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (2 pages)
★ Directions for accessing the Google Drive materials (1 page)
★ List of Math Common Core standards addressed (1 page)
★ Example MPIs for WIDA ELL proficiency levels 3 and 4 (1 page)
★ Directions for using the Shape tool in Google Drive (1 page)
★ Directions for using the Line tool in Google Drive (1 page)
★ Cover page in color for Set 1 with directions for students (1 page)
★ Set 1 task cards in color, 4 word problems per page (2 pages)
★ Answer sheet for students for Set 1 task cards in color (1 page)
★ Cover page in color for Set 2 with directions for students (1 page)
★ Set 2 task cards in color, 4 word problems per page (2 pages)
★ Answer sheet for students for Set 2 task cards in color (1 page)
★ Answer key for teachers for Set 1 and Set 2 in color (1 page)
★ Cover page in black-and-white for Set 1 with directions for students (1 page)
★ Set 1 task cards in black-and-white, 4 word problems per page (2 pages)
★ Answer sheet for students for Set 1 task cards in black-and-white (1 page)
★ Cover page in black-and-white for Set 2 with directions for students (1 page)
★ Set 2 task cards in color, 4 word problems per page (2 pages)
★ Answer sheet for students for Set 2 task cards in black-and-white (1 page)
★ Answer key for teachers for Set 1 and Set 2 in black-and-white (1 page)
★ Credits, social media, and copyright information (1 page)

In the Google Drive materials:
★ Cover (1 page)
★ Cover page for Set 1 with directions for students (1 page)
★ Directions for using the Shape tool in Google Drive (1 page)
★ Directions for using the Line tool in Google Drive (1 page)
★ Set 1 task cards, 1 word problem per page (8 pages)
★ Cover page for Set 2 with directions for students (1 page)
★ Directions for using the Shape tool in Google Drive (1 page)
★ Directions for using the Line tool in Google Drive (1 page)
★ Set 2 task cards, 1 word problem per page (8 pages)

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Thanksgiving Math: Fraction Task Cards for ELLs & Mainstre
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Thanksgiving Math: Fraction Task Cards for ELLs & Mainstre
Thanksgiving Math: Fraction Task Cards for ELLs & Mainstre
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