Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sidewalk Scoot: A Free Math Game That Your Students Will LOVE

Is anyone else knee deep in test prep?  UGH!  I am, and I'm trying my best to make it as engaging as possible.  While at the store last weekend, I bought a few items to make our test prep this week a little less boring.  Today, we played Sidewalk Scoot!

As you can see from the picture above, each student was assigned a square on the sidewalk.  Prior to coming outside, each student created a multiplication or division problem.  In their square, they had to write their computation problem in their neatest handwriting.

After everyone had written their problem, it was time to SCOOT!  They moved through each problem on the sidewalk "Scoot Style."

Click the image above to grab the free recording sheets! I would love to see your students doing Sidewalk Scoot on Instagram using hashtag #mathfun.


  1. This is such a great idea! It's not quite warm enough here to do this yet, but I'll be keeping it in mind for a bit later. I'm already thinking of ways that I can adopt it for ELA tasks (I teach ESL). Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. My class absolutely LOVES Scoot and i use it for all learning areas as a quick assessment and thinking activation tool. Never thought of taking it outside before but will definitely give it a try! Thanks for the great idea. :)

  3. I think this could be adapted for sight word scoot as well as students could write their word and then scoot, read their new word and record it! Thanks for the idea.

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