Lately I have really gotten excited about using cootie catchers (fortune tellers) in my classroom. I had actually thought that I had come up with the idea of using them in the classroom, but no, they’re all over the place! I just had never hear of the phrase “cootie catcher,” and maybe I have a degenerated mind but that name sounds a little off to me, so I use the name “paper quizzers.”
First, I created some to practice measurement conversions (You can find them in my Merry Measurement Conversions title here).
My kids have had fun with that, so now I’ve created some multiplication paper quizzers. At first I had all the students make one and play with partners. They kept score and the first to 5 points would win the game. But it really seemed like a waste of paper and loss of time having all the students make one. So, now I’ve created a paper quizzers notebook.
Early finishers can pull out one to play with, and I can direct students who need extra reinforcement in a skill to the notebook (I teach Spanish immersion so the photos show the Spanish templates).
I label quizzers inside one of the petals so students know where to return it afterwards.
I think there are a lot of possibilities with this activity:
- Spelling words
- Vocabulary words
- Foreign language vocabulary and expressions
- math problems
And I also created a blank template for 8 problems or for 16 problems, so quizzers can be created for any skill needed.
And a green side note – You can print these on the back side of paper that has already been printed on since all the text is on one side.
So, I would love for you to have the multiplication paper quizzers for free. All I ask is that if you aren’t already, that you become a follower of my TpT store. If you aren’t one yet, just click here and click on “Follow me” beside my photo (you need a TpT account, but it is free and easy).
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