This complete set of task cards for Topic 1 provides FUN extra practice for lessons 1-9 in Topic 1. The task cards can be used with partners, groups, or centers. These task cards are a perfect fit for Kagan Strategies and for a formal observation. Student engagement is extremely high to perfect when I use these materials. I have trained my class to be good “teachers” and “partners.” They discuss the problems using math language and strategies we have discussed to solve them. I reward them when I hear them discussing the problem. A popular question they ask each other is “How do you know..?
“Partner Pass” is one activity that I frequently use for my task cards. Partners solve the problem with a dry erase marker and erase. When they complete each problem, they put their head down. When all/most partners have finished the card, we pass the cards around the room in an “Around the World” fashion. I can easily walk around and assess understanding and give assistance as needed.
I write the answers on the back of each task card to make them self-checking. I also laminate them so that students can write directly on the cards and then erase them. I cut up Magic Erasers for easy erasing.
(Purchasing a small laminator is one of the best purchases you will ever make!!! They can be purchased at Walmart for around $20.
I hope these task cards and flashcards help you and your babies navigate this new math world! -Blessings, Stacey Robinson