Not too long ago I had no idea what a task card was or how it could effectively be utilized in the classroom. I did some research and what I found was that task cards were simply worksheets, broken down into individual questions posted onto cue cards and I wasn’t really that impressed. I started thinking about what I could do to make task cards into an engaging, high energy review game.

So I made something and have used it ever since in my classroom. The point of the game is to get the kids engaged and excited about solving the problems. As they do, they start to decipher an inspirational quote. I have used these cards as both a classroom activity as well as an individual worksheet to be done in class or at home. Either way the students are engaged and want to complete the activity so they can get the answer.

**Science**:

Work, Energy and Power

The Periodic Table

Space – The Study of the Universe

Biology: Cells and Body Systems

Chemistry – Atoms, Compound Naming and Chemical Reactions

Ecology and Ecosystems

Electricity – Current and Static

Motion (Kinematics)

Forces (Dynamics)

Forces and Motion

**Elementary Mathematics:**

Algebra, Exponents and Polynomials

Making Change

Money Word Problems – Calculating Final Price, Change and Cost

Order Of Operations – BEDMAS

Calculating Simple Interest

Algebra and Polynomials

Mean, Median, Mode and RangeCalculating Elapsed Time Word Problems

Pre-Algebra Word Problems

Area and Perimeter of Polygons Word Problems

Converting between Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

Decimals – Four Basic Operations

Multiplication and Division Word Problems

Fractions

**High School Mathematics:**

Polynomials – Binomials and Trinomials

System of Linear Equations

Measurement of 3D Objects

Solving Quadratic Equations

Solving Trigonometry Problems

These Task Card resources are unique. They can be utilized in a clue gathering, puzzle solving, highly active and engaging activity and/or as an alternative to worksheet review in an individual or group setting.

These activities are 45 minutes of high energy, competitive engagement that sneaks in a lot of review even for those students who are usually against such things.