Because we lost a day and reports are coming up, I thought I'd put out 9 review activities in math for this week and next week (one per day, after the whole class lesson/activity). Even though the content was review, the games were new so I introduced them during transition times throughout the day (on Tuesday I have math in the afternoon). By the time the afternoon came, they were itching to get started! I put the kids in mixed ability groups of 2-3 which they will stay in over the two weeks.
I have to say they had a ball! As planned, the higher/average ability kids were able to help the kids that would have struggled independently. All week they've worked a treat. I even left the classroom to visit my teaching partner next door and they didn't even notice! (Don't worry, it's just through a connecting door, so I wasn't too far away or for too long). I kept them working for about 25 mins and each time they asked if they could go onto the next activity! While they were working, I pulled kids to do some quick assessments. All of the activities are from my Halloween and Fall math packs.
We changed up one of the activities from my Halloween Math Pack. Instead of printing out the trick-or-treating bags and candy for my Candy Sharing center, my kids used jack-o-lantern buckets and fake spiders (from Woolies) to act out the sharing problems. This was actually a great activity to act out because they had to read the card carefully to identify whether they had to work out out the number of candy/spiders each child got, how many children the candy was shared between, or how much was shared in total.
You can grab the packs these activities are from at my TpT or Teachers Notebook stores.