Not too long ago I had no idea what a task card was or how it could effectively be utilized in the classroom. I did some research and what I found was that task cards were simply worksheets, broken down into individual questions posted onto cue cards and I wasn’t really that impressed. I started thinking about what I could do to make task cards into an engaging, high energy review game.
So I made something and have used it ever since in my classroom. The point of the game is to get the kids engaged and excited about solving the problems. As they do, they start to decipher an inspirational quote. I have used these cards as both a classroom activity as well as an individual worksheet to be done in class or at home. Either way the students are engaged and want to complete the activity so they can get the answer.
Work, Energy and Power
The Periodic Table
Space – The Study of the Universe
Biology: Cells and Body Systems
Chemistry – Atoms, Compound Naming and Chemical Reactions
Ecology and Ecosystems
Electricity – Current and Static
Forces and Motion
Algebra, Exponents and Polynomials
Money Word Problems – Calculating Final Price, Change and Cost
Order Of Operations – BEDMAS
Calculating Simple Interest
Algebra and Polynomials
Mean, Median, Mode and RangeCalculating Elapsed Time Word Problems
Pre-Algebra Word Problems
Area and Perimeter of Polygons Word Problems
Converting between Decimals, Fractions and Percentages
Decimals – Four Basic Operations
Multiplication and Division Word Problems
These Task Card resources are unique. They can be utilized in a clue gathering, puzzle solving, highly active and engaging activity and/or as an alternative to worksheet review in an individual or group setting.
These activities are 45 minutes of high energy, competitive engagement that sneaks in a lot of review even for those students who are usually against such things.