Are your students tired of doing the same task card activities? Feeling stuck in a monotonous task card routine? Well, guess what? You can easily add excitement by transforming those run-of-the-mill task cards into Task Card Bingo.
Why Task Card Bingo?
Task Card Bingo will make students enthusiastic about practicing previously taught skills keeping them focused, and creating an environment that promotes active participation. Not only that, but Task Card Bingo is low-prep and can be reused year after year.
Choose Your Task Cards
Select a set of your favorite task cards for the specific concepts you want to review. Whether it’s math problems, vocabulary words, or reading comprehension skills, task cards provide the content for the game. Choose a set of task cards that require short answer responses. Task Card Bingo doesn’t work well with multiple-choice answers.
Create Bingo Boards
Design a bingo board with a grid of squares, either on paper or using a digital template. The bingo boards do not have to be the typical 5 x 5 grid. You can base the game board size on the number of task cards you have, or you can make them smaller if you want a faster-paced game. Each square should contain an answer from one of the task cards.
If you want to create a class set of bingo cards quickly, use a bingo card generator. There are several free ones available online. Bingo Baker is a simple one that I use. What I like about bingo card generators is that they will shuffle the answers so that no two bingo cards are the same.
These volume task cards have prisms with the same volume, so there are duplicate answers on the cards. That’s okay, they can still be used for task card bingo. If students get an answer that is on the card more than one time, they are only allowed to cover up the number one time until the number is called again. In the example above, the answer is 24 but it is only covered one time on each card.
Playing Task Card Bingo
Distribute Bingo Boards
Provide each student with a copy of the bingo board, ensuring they have a way to mark their squares—whether it’s using dry erase markers, game pawns, or counters.
Briefly explain the rules of the game to the students. Emphasize that they must show work for each math problem before marking off the corresponding square on their bingo boards.
Start the Game
Randomly select a task card from the set and display or read aloud the question. Students can work independently or in small groups to solve the problems.
Write down the answer to the problem that was displayed so that you can quickly verify answers once a bingo has been called.
Task Card Bingo for the Win
Task Card Bingo offers a fantastic opportunity to transform traditional task cards into exciting and interactive learning experiences. With this easy-to-set-up game, teachers can enhance student engagement, reinforce knowledge, and promote a positive classroom atmosphere. So, grab a set of task cards, create your bingo boards, and watch your students light up with enthusiasm as they review important skills.