Print, Cut and Go
Sometimes you need a quick activity to review basic skills. It may the for the first week of school, the day before a break or for some kind of surprise event. That’s when I pull this activity out. It reviews several basic math skills using real world problems. I personally like to do this type of activity when I have a food-centric event (some people refer to this as a party) going on in my room. It seems to help keep negative behaviors at a minimum and it never hurts to give students the time to review math basics. I would recommend this for 5th through 7th grade. Yes, I would do this with 7th graders. It may be simple for them, but they are coming to an age when they need to be more aware of costs as consumers. Skills reviewed in this set are:
- Word problem skills
I’ve included two version of this set. One is set up 4 to a page and can be printed and cut into task cards. The other set isone to a page and can be displayed on your projection board or printed and taped to your walls. If you tape them to your walls, don’t worry about putting them in order. Have students number their papers for however many problems you taped on your walls and instruct them to walk around and solve the problems. I recommend that you tell them not to worry about doing them in order and that no more than 3 or 4 students can be at one problem. It lets them move around on those days that they are a tad energetic.
The key is provided at the end of the file.