Mathematical Monday {VersaTiles}

Today was back to work for me after having Spring!  We only have about 7 weeks of school left!  The Friday before Spring Break was a snow make up day for us, thankfully it was a half day.  I only had 12 out of 23 kiddos show up so we cleaned all morning.  It's amazing what students will clean when they have access to clorox wipes...I am pretty sure EVERY surface was cleaned with a wipe!

In the mist of our Spring Cleaning frenzy one of my students found my Versa Tiles tucked away and asked what they were...{a fun way to trick you into reviewing skills, I thought}.  I took one of the books and tile containers out and modeled for my class how to use them.

They were excited and ready to go after that!

The kit I have reviews fractions, decimals, multiplication, and division.  I gave each student a book and they all began on the first page.  There are 12 questions per page and an answer box at the bottom of each page. The in each of the answer boxes there are an answer choice and a letter.  Students place the corresponding problem number tile in the corresponding letter box.  From the above picture the student shows that answer choice A is for problem #3, and question #1's answer is in the letter box K.

Once the student has answered all of the questions and the tiles cover up the letter answer boxes they close the lid and flip it over.

To self check their work students compare the design the tiles create after flipping the tiles over, with the tile image at the bottom of the page they are working on.  My kiddos were really excited when it matched up!

If they tiles don't match up then the student knows they have made a mistake and need to go back and rework some of the problems.  

After about ten minutes I allowed my kids to switch books to review a different skill and keep them interested in the Versa Tiles.

What are some fun things you have done to review math skills this time of year?


  1. We have versatiles at our school....and the kids love it! Teachers love it too---because it reviews all types of skills and is super easy to manage!

    Mind Sparks

  2. These look super cool! I am loving your new look! Thanks for hosting!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  3. Wow fun!! I wish we had some of those versa tile thingys!! Might go on a hunt tomorrow and see if we do in the back of the resource room...
    ps LOVE the new look!!

    Learning to be awesome


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