|This is how I organize my station rotations. Cute? No. Simple and effective? Yes.|
(Just ignore the poll in the top corner - that was for something else I was keeping track of)
My first station was an adding and subtracting integers memory game. I laid all the cards out on the table face down and ready to go for the first group. Every group after that was responsible for putting the cards back in the same way they found them so the next group was ready to play the minute they started the station. Students took turns flipping over two cards - they had to say what the answer was to every expression they flipped over. If they found a match they kept the cards and went again. If they didn't find a match, it was the next player's turn. This game always starts a little slow, but once they can start remembering where the cards are it gets really fun as they can't find the match but the next person can. I am selling this game on my TeachersPayTeachers store.
|Memory Game all laid out and ready to play!|
|One of the posters that they worked on!|
|This is the Adding and Subtracting Integers spreadsheet they did - see how in the third column it tells them whether they are right or wrong?|
|My brilliant students actually figured out that if you use a binder clip the board would stand up on its own. They're geniuses.|
|Playing the game!|