Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Division Differentiation Scavenger Hunt Activity

     So we've been learning long division now for 7 days - tomorrow will be day 8.  We're doing SO well at it considering we're in 3rd grade! :)  I only have about 3-4 students who are still struggling with it.  We were able to play a game today with the concept!!  Such a proud teacher moment!  Our first assessment over this skill is Thursday so I want to give them one more chance tomorrow to really show me they can do these problems on their own.  So here's what I've come up with:  Differentiation Division Scavenger Hunt.  I'm all about scavenger hunts around the room to answer problems and questions in both math and reading.  But this one has a twist.  I've put my kids into three groups:  red, yellow, and green.  The red group is students who are still struggling, the yellow group is students who have shown consistent knowledge of the topic, and the green group is students who have been pushed onto harder problems.  I have 30 long division cards - each of them with a problem and a colored circle.  The color of the circle reflects the difficulty of the problem.  My students will be given a recording sheet with their color of circle and will be asked to scavenge around the room to find the division cards that have their color of circle on them.  They will bring the card to their seat - solve - write their answer on their recording sheet - and return the card.  There's an extension at the bottom of the page for when they finish.

     With this activity, the students are still being engaged and having fun - but I'm able to give them the differentiation they need for this difficult concept!  I've place some pictures of the activity below and it's now available on my TPT store for only $3.00!!!  I hope you check it out and let me know what you think.  This activity could EASILY be adaptable to any other math or reading concept.  I hope you enjoy it.  I do it tomorrow so I'll let you know how it goes!! :)  Goodnight!







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1 comment:

  1. Love this scavenger hunt idea. I never thought about differentiating it. Such an easy solution! Thanks for sharing your product. I'm headed to your store now. Thanks!! :)

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