Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tried It Tuesday- Scoot

I have read about Scoot before, I just haven't done it. I wish I had sooner. It is AWESOME!!! 

I used the task cards from Amy Alvis for Integers. I have used these cards before. They are so useful. 
Integer Task Cards Bundle - 144 task cards - SCOOT

I set my desk up in a square. 

My students are finally getting used to me changing things up and not freaking out when the room looks different. Today though, they had to keep their backpacks at the front of the room. This through some of them for a loop. 

I placed a card on each desk, set a timer and students worked their problem. When the timer went off, they just stood up and moved to the right. I wasn't even able to say "scoot".  

We are practicing operations with integers. Today they just multiplied. For some it was good practice for their multiplication facts. Sixth graders still struggle with those. 

I will definitely use this activity again with task cards and I think it will also be a good way to review basic skills at the beginning of the school year. 

Be sure to link up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper for more Tried It Tuesday activities. 

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  1. I've never heard of Scoot before. Will keep this in mind for next year since tomorrow is our last day of school! Okay, I'm just a little excited about that. But, I'm always on the lookout for ways to get my students up and moving in math class. Thanks for sharing!

  2. So fun! The kids really enjoy doing Scoot. I have done it a few times in the past two years and they really seem to enjoy it. :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Glad you gave SCOOT a try! I LOVE it as do my kiddos. Once your kids get the hang of SCOOT, try SCATTER! Just scatter the cards around the room and have them work the room! My eighth graders LOVE this format while my fifth graders like SCOOT. My sixth graders will do anything as long as they think it's a game:)

    Have a good week!

  4. I LOVE SCOOT! Depending on the type of scoot cards, I will play low music in the background. I let them dance as their moving to the next card and they get a kick out of it!


  5. My students and I also LOVE SCOOT! I also love how you change up their desks often. I need to do that more! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper