Technology is awesome because not only does it keeps students engaged, it's also usually pretty environment-friendly! So, I've decided to combine two fun items I've been incorporating in my classroom - QR codes and labeling bottle caps - to help students practice ordering fractions, multi-digit multiplication, and long division - just a few skills we're going over in fourth grade right now.
Let's start with ordering fractions:
I made 8 bottle cap groups with six fractions in each group using Avery lables (1" circles 5410).
And then, lo and behold, did you know you can make QR codes in Avery? On the left-hand tool bar, there is a button for making bar codes and QR codes. So, I made QR codes for the inside of the bottle caps. Once students put the fraction bottle caps in order from least to greates, the QR codes inside the bottle caps should reveal the numbers 1-6 in order.
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Now on to multi-digit multiplication and long division:
I made 6 problems each, using the same Avery labels.
Then, through the QR code button on the Avery website, I made QR codes with the answers to put on the inside of the caps.
Got a scan app on you right now? You can scan the QR code above, and you will see just how this works! You should see the number 4,836 which is the product of 62 x 78, whoo-hoo! There's such a fun feeling when you scan a QR code! And your students will feel it, too, I promise!
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Happy QR coding!