So much focus these days is on memorization of facts, but that does not require real thinking. (In fact, Dr. Jo Boaler from Stanford University, claims that it is even harmful to children!) To read more about the latest research on effective math practices, click here.School Supplies Logic Task Cards! They read clues regarding the amount of objects in a group, while using pencil, ruler, and scissors tiles as manipulatives.
We just used this logic activity as a packet with our Math Buddies. We paired up with students in the other fourth grade class and together they discussed and solved the problems. These task cards can also be printed, laminated, and used individually during Math Workshop.