There's a reason math is one of the first subjects that kids are taught: It's a skill that will be used at every stage of life. And like all skills, practice makes perfect, which is why we offer an array of math worksheets. Whether you have a kindergartner who is learning basic arithmetic or a middle-schooler who just started tackling algebra, we have a worksheet that will help boost your child's math grade—and confidence.
Group students into teams of five and pass out one copy of the same worksheet to each group. Have the group cut apart the worksheet so each question is on a separate strip or 'card.' Students then place the stack face down and choose roles (to be Person 1,2,3,4, or 5.) Explain how the activity is played and write the following team roles on the board for class reference: Person 1 on each team chooses a card and reads the question or problem aloud to the team. Person 2 paraphrases the question and/or offers clues to the answer. Person 3 says the answer and explains his or her thinking. Person 4 explains why he or she agrees or disagrees. Person 5 places the question card in one of two piles, Agree or Disagree, and then takes on the role of Person 1 for a new 'round' of play and reads the next question. (Person 1 now becomes Person 2, and so on. Because there are an odd number of people on each team, the roles–1,2,3,4 and 5–will shift for each question so that everyone gets a turn to play each role.)