This time of year so many of us are in what I like to call “Review Mode“. We are reviewing the skills we have covered all year, prepping for end of the year testing, trying to use every minute of the day to be educational while thinking in the back of our mind how many days are left on the countdown to Summer. Am I Right?
This is the PERFECT time of year to grab some interactive learning games to use with your students and let them show you what they know. Setting up work stations that students are able to rotate through during a week can even work in upper grades.
Think about it, give them a menu on Monday of the tasks they must complete that week. Throw in a few “extra” for those early finishers and over-achievers. Recording sheets from the activities, or even assignments, are due by the end of the week. With this you can monitor and facilitate mini-lessons throughout your math classes and easily assess skills of students as well as give them some time to talk with others as long as they stay on topic.
Recently I received some pictures from Mrs. Wheeler, one of my lovely customers, of her students using Measurement with the Halflings in class to review various measurement skills.
Measurement Mayhem with the Halflings includes:
– Table of Contents
– Teacher Directions
– Student Directions
– Learning Goal Poster
– 20 Differentiated Task Cards
– Student Recording Sheet
– Answer Key
The Differentiated Task Cards contain various levels of problems to stimulate all levels of learners reviewing measurement skills such as: conversions based on scale, converting customary measurements, multi-step problems, multiplying and dividing with fractions and decimals.