Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What are the other kids doing? Wednesday Linky -- Task Cards

Welcome! What are the other kids doing?  It's a linky dedicated to sharing independent practice activities that you use with your students that make it possible for you to meet with small guided math groups.  Many teachers call them math centers or workstations--whatever you call them, these activities are designed to engage students in meaningful practice away from the teacher. For details about linking up, click here! We'd love for you to join in the sharing!

Today's topic--Task Cards!

Sorry for the quick post today--just want to share some freebies, a giveaway, and some new task cards I have added to my collection to use this year.

When I think about the abundance of independent activities I have for kids to do during guided math rotations, task cards make up quite a small portion.  I have created some to meet my student's needs that are differentiated, but I have not been able to find a lot out there that "fit" my needs--even though there are oodles of them.  I have plans to create more, but as we teachers know--so many things and so little time...

With this being said, when I do use task cards I always provide an activity sheet and a self-checking answer sheet.  If one is not provided with task cards purchased, I create one.  I also organize all task cards on binding rings for ease of access/to keep them together, and they are placed in workstation drawers according to student need.

My Show Me the Money! task cards are some of the kids' favorites, and they are differentiated.  You can check them out in my TpT store, but you can also enter below to win one of two copies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
You may also like the following freebies listed under Workstations & Games on our navigation bar...

AND Addition with Models & Numbers Task Cards. They are FREE, too!

Finally, here are a few task cards created by others that I have purchased and plan to use this year.

Please feel free to share your task card ideas in a comment or link up!


  1. I also like to use task cards for Scoot...the students love it and it seems WAY more fun than doing them the other way.

  2. I use task cards in my guided math stations & love them! :)

  3. Task cards are great and the kids love them too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I like to use my task cards for track math! It is a great way to get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather before winter!

    The Math Maniac

  5. We just got a new math curriculum that is very different from our old one. I am trying to figure out how to do guided math groups. I am so happy to find out about task cards. I think they provide meaningful practice for my kids.