Have you played Scoot! with your students? I was introduced to this game a couple of years ago when I was subbing for a second grade teacher, and fell in love with it!
If you are new to the game, here are some simple directions, plus a free game to get you started!
Scoot! is a fun game that gets students out of their chairs and moving around the classroom to answer questions based on what they have been studying. It is great for review and for teacher observation. It can be played as a whole class or in small group situations. The scoot cards also perform double duty as task cards in math stations – it’s a win-win!
Run the cards either directly onto card stock or construction paper and trim off the white PDF border around the outer edge. Laminate and cut each sheet into four cards. You will have 20 cards in each game. (Or you could run the cards onto copy paper, cut apart and glue to a 4×6 index card before laminating.)
Shuffle the cards and place one on each student’s desk upside down. You may want to use extra surfaces if you don’t have enough desks. Have students stand behind their desk with their recording sheet and a pencil. At your command, they turn their card over, answer the question and record it in the corresponding number spot on their recording sheet. You may need to remind them that the cards are not in order, and they will not start with number 1. (Actually only one person WILL start with number 1!)
After a sufficient amount of time, call out, “Scoot!”. The students move along to the next desk and work on the next problem. At the beginning students may need several minutes. As they become more proficient, you can shorten the duration of time between each scoot. Be sure the students are clear about which direction they are moving. When the students end up at their own desk the game is over. Review the answers together.
What a fun way to combine math review AND movement. I love to use this as a five minute filler, a fun game at during a rainy recess or as an end of unit review. So much better than a test!
If you would like to check out Scoot for yourself, download these FREE games from my TpT store! Have fun!
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