Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Doing Math the Routty Way- Engaging Activities from A to Z (Day 10)

Kicked Up Critical Thinking- With the challenges of today’s math curriculum, we do not always have time for a consistent focus on critical thinking. Using tiling tasks in the classroom is one strategy that can offer you an opportunity to increase the critical thinking skills of your students. These tasks involve using number tiles, a set of numbered tiles 0-9, to complete a set of problems. Each tile belongs to one space and only one space. Students use their reasoning skills to complete the task cards. Tiling task cards also make great menu activities or fast finisher challenges. 

Marcy Cook's Tiling Task Cards are some of my favorite resources. She has a whole collection of these cards for a variety of skills. However, you can create them yourself as well. 

You can see an example of a tiling task card that I created below. You can also find a tiling task freebie and a set of numbered tiles for use in your classroom here or by clicking on the "Freebies" link on my blog page.