Are you a fan of task cards? My students seem to like them, and as a teacher, I find them incredibly useful. They can be used for:
- Additional practice and reinforcement
- Independent work in stations
- Practice at home
- Challenges or enrichment
- Small group work or games
- Quick assessment
They can add variety to class and home activities as an alternative to worksheets. Check out some free samples here:
Printable task cards (and their digital partner Boom Cards) focus on a specific subject or skill. A set of literacy task cards might have cards with CVC word tasks and others with Long A Vowel Sounds. Math task cards might focus on time, area, fractions, or addition, for example.
Math task cards with multiple uses
If you are looking for a done for you set of task cards to save you time and make life easier, you’ll love this new set of Math Task Cards (coming soon) that focus on:
- place value
- multiplication facts.
These math task cards use a variety of activities that students can complete on their own. All you need to do is print (and laminate if you wish). Here are 3 ways to use your math task cards once they are ready.
Move for math
Place math task cards in different places around the room. Have students start at one spot and work on a task card until you signal it is time to move. On your signal, have them move to another card. Before you begin, explain what acceptable movement looks and sounds like (staying quiet, not running, etc.) and if there is a progression between cards or if students should simply move to a card they have not done yet.
Things to do when you’re done
Do you have early finishers? Of course, you do. Math task cards are a great way to engage them until others finish or the lesson time is done. Set expectations for students for standards of work done before they move on, then have task cards handy for them to work on once they are done with their regular work. Task cards could be kept in a math station, in a Things to Do When You’re Done station, or in the personal workspace of students who often need them.
Have students work on the same task card independently. When they are done, have them compare answers. If they did not have the same response, have them check their work. Students can explain to each other how they solved the problem or completed the task.
Math task cards and more time savers
These Math Task Cards will be available exclusively to the Top Notch Teaching Members Club. One of the perks of membership is access to new, exclusive resources. In past months these have included boom cards, a teacher self-assessment, spelling games, and more.
Membership also includes a wide variety of teaching resources for literacy, math, science, physical education, assessment and classroom management, and even teacher self-care. Each month favorites from my store and new exclusives are added to the club. This month we added:
- CVC games and activities
- Phonics games
- Skip counting games and worksheets
- And more!
Members can download, print, and use any of the resources in the club for a low monthly membership cost. You could start today! It’s easy to join monthly or save even more by joining for the year.