Creating a Mystery Game

21 January 2018
Are you ready to try something new with your task cards?

First of all, let me just say that I LOVE task cards, and my students do too! We practice with task cards in a variety of different ways. I wanted to spice things up a bit, because I hate doing the "same ol' thing", so I decided to create a mystery game. I was inspired by these adorable Llama Lovies from Educlips (OMG I screamed when I saw them).

I added them to my Llama Lovin' Math Task Cards because they are so flipping cute, and then I did some creative thinking. I thought, 'wouldn't it be neat to have the kids solve a code?' So, instead of adding your ordinary A, B, C, and D multiple choice, I just added random letters.

Now, when the students solve to find the answer, they write the letter down for the corresponding number. Eventually, the kids will solve a riddle. Adding a riddle to learning gives this assignment the extra motivation kids need to stay engaged in the task. 

If you are creating task cards? Why not try adding an extra element of fun to your answer keys to get kids motivated.



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