In this activity, students work in groups of 3-4 and move to various stations in the room where each station has a problem to work on.
Prep: Print the questions for each of the stations and distribute them around the room. We recommend printing on bright cardstock so students can see where each station is located. Give each student a recording sheet to keep track of their work. Assign students to groups of 3 or 4, or have them choose their own.
Play: This activity can be facilitated in two ways.
Option 1: Assign each group to a starting station. Then use a physical or online timer that students can clearly see. Give the groups 5 minutes at each station, and have them keep track of their work on the recording sheet. Circulate around the room asking and answering questions as needed. After the 5 minutes are up, have each group move to the next station and repeat the process. After groups have completed all 8 stations, the activity is done. Have students use the remaining time in class to return to any station they were not able to finish or work on homework/study for tomorrow’s quiz.
Option 2: Let students move freely from one station to another, rather than spending a set amount of time at each station. This works best if students are working in pairs, so no station gets too crowded. If you have more than 5 groups, you may want to print two copies of each task card and have half the class move through one set of stations and the other half move through the other set. (You could print the two sets on different colored pieces of paper and have a blue group and a yellow group, for example).