Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fast-Paced Fractions

It seems like we've been doing fractions FOREVER and I'm ready to be done and move on! But I need to make sure my students understand the many concepts we covered during this unit so we play a Spring Fraction Review Scoot game.

So what is Scoot? It's a fast-paced review strategy. Place a numbered task card on each desk. Give students a certain amount of time: students will move from desk to desk, reading the task card and answering it on their recording sheet. If they are at number 1 task card, then they answer in the number 1 box. When the teacher calls, “Scoot!”, they move to the next desk with task card, and so on.

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Tried and true words of experience: Have class practice moving from desk to desk before doing the actual game. Be sure they understand the traffic pattern so they do not run into each other or skip cards. Do this a couple of times. Call out, “Scoot!” and they move to the next number. The game is supposed to move quickly, but gauge the pace on your students.
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10 comments:

  1. Love this, I now know what scoot is. Great explanation. I just know your students have loads of fun learning in your classroom.

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    1. Thanks, Deann! My kids beg to play scoot (even though it's just a moving version of "drill & kill") Lol; whatever works!

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  2. Fun game! I'd like to try it with middle school!

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    1. I'm sure older student will appreciate moving while learning, too! Let me know how it goes!

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  3. WOW! This looks like a ton of fun especially if you've been teaching fractions for so long.

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  4. Super cute idea! I've used this concept before but love the "Scoot" name. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The kids do love it! Thanks for stopping by, Shametria!!

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  5. Thanks, Katie. I play with task cards, but I don't play Scoot. I usually tape the cards up around the room and give kiddos a set time to complete as many as possible. I might have to try the more structured version you mention.

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    1. I'm sure your kids love walking around the room to use the task cards, too!

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