Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Workshop Wednesday: Tricky Math-Scoot Games

How do you teach tricky math? I think there are several ways and there's no right or wrong, you just need to do what works for you and your students.
My students like to be up and moving and playing games!
I introduced a Scoot Game a while back and now my kids want them for every concept!!!
The best thing about Scoot is that it can be used before, during and after your lesson!
Introduction (perfect opportunity to explain as you go).
Review (great to check for understanding of the lesson or before an assessment)
Assessment (use as a formative to check for understanding/mastery).
They move from desk to desk, recording their answers on their answer sheet. 
If it's a tricky concept, they can work in partners, for an assessment, they can work individually.
Or you can use them as task cards for a center activity or small group lesson. 

My best friend's son is in my class and told her all about Scoot. (Extra credit for him!) She hadn't heard of it, but was very excited to learn! She teaches 5th grade and wanted something exciting for her kids for a math lesson for her observation tomorrow, so I made her a scoot game for volume. :)
Here is my new Volume Scoot...
She's ready to go! She plans to use it as a formative assessment after her lesson!
Good Luck Amber (even though you don't need it!)!
 It's a quick, easy way to check students' understanding and it little prep for teacher. Win-Win!!
I like Scoot because EVERYONE participates, it's a guarantee to have 100% engagement!  
This new set will be 50% off for two days or you can play Pin to Win! Winner will be announced Friday. Just pin any of the above images or from TPT, copy the URL address, and paste it in the comments.
Happy Wednesday-we're more than 1/2 way through the week! 
Don't forget to check Jivey's post for tricky math on her Workshop Wednesday!


  1. This looks so fun! My students love scoot!


  2. Awesome!!! Thanks for linking up, BBB!! :)


  3. Absolutely love this! Awesome post...awesome game. :)

  4. playing Scoot with my kiddos!!!

  5. Can't wait to try this!!

  6. This looks like fun. It'll keep my kids active!! Here's my pin:

  7. We are just starting our fractions and decimals unit. This would be per perfect! Thanks!

  8. Your task cards look amazing, Joanne!! We were just talking about them and SCOOT! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  9. My class loves scoot! Thanks so much for creating this.

  10. I don't think I've even attempted a scoot game this year with my kiddos.. I mainly just use the cards for task cards at stations. Perhaps I'll try this after testing and when my brain is functioning normally. :)

    The 4th Grade Journey

  11. Found you from the math linky and am your newest follower.
    Never tried a scoot game before. Looks fun!

  12. Sorry this is so late getting posted...but my observation went great on Thursday! I cannot begin to express how grateful I was that Joanne designed the Volume Scoot activity for my 5th graders. They absolutely LOVED it! Everyone was completely engaged in the activity and you could "hear a pin drop" it was so quiet. That is...until I decided to play "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks and Dunn at the very end! I was shocked when I googled "songs with the word scoot" and found only one! THANK YOU so much Joanne for introducing me to Scoot. :)


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