Hop Right Up and Practice those Fractions and Mixed Numbers on Tried it Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday friends!  I'm linking up with my friend Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried it Tuesday!

Three times a year we benchmark our students in Reading and Math.  We then create a "golf score," to determine which Tiered levels our students are placed in.  Classroom teachers are responsible for Tier 1 intervention.  This past week we received the data after our January benchmarking.  I have a few students I need to keep track of, and I personally added a couple more to make sure that they did not sip below our achievement line.
I meet with these smarties during our ECL time, which as I explained before is a team study hall.  Last week I began a review of fractions.  I know this concept is always difficult for my students, so we went right back to the basics of simplifying fractions and changing fractions between mixed and improper.

One of the items that I used after we did a basic review were a set of Froggy Task Cards from Emily at I Love My Classroom.  The cards are an awesome formative assessment for me.  In middle school, I don't have a ton of time for center work in math, so I have to use my task cards in different ways.  Because I was meeting with two different RTI groups having different needs, I used these cards in two different ways.  My first group still needs a little bit of help and prompting.  They are also my wiggle worms, so I like to get them moving.  I put the task cards up in the hallway and had them work through a set of 8 at time.  I don't keep the groups for the entire period, so I grab them for quick 10 minute intervals 2-4 times a week depending on what else is going on.  Remember, these aren't my rock bottoms, these are my students that are wavering on the dip.

The second group I was ready to give a formative to this week, so I had them practice using a scantron as well.  Again I used the task cards to help me.  I mean who doesn't love task cards that can serve more than one task... and FROGS.. Don't get me started!  This group sat individually with 15 cards and used them to take a "test" on the fractions.  I love the scantrons too because 1, they are easy to zip through the scanner, and 2) I can see analyze data right away and see if there are any specific questions they may have.  LOVE IT!

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  1. I like the idea of putting the task cards in the hallway. Any activity that allows for some movement is a good thing!

    Fit to be Fourth

  2. Those faces on the kids are cracking me up...too cute! I don't know why more people don't take advantage of using the hallway with the kids. It's the perfect contained spot for them to get a little noisy and get some stuff done.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. These look great! I love that you had them use the task cards for an assessment. What a great way to switch it up! Thanks for linking up. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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