The right order


10- 20 cards with different tasks are spread on the floor. The students are in groups and have to arrange the cards in the right order.

In maths the cards could be tasks where the results are from 1-10. One calculation could be 6 + 17 – 22 =1. Another could be 5 X 7 – 33= 2 etc.

In languages different letters or words could be used and be put into correct alphabetical order. The students could also be given a letter each e.g. D,E,N,M,A,R,K. Then the group has to stand in alphabetical order and make the longest or the shortest word or as many words as possible. The group can also be given the task to tell the story where they take turns saying a sentence with the letter they have been given. The story might be about the words the group have been given. An easier version could be that they start the sentence with a letter of choice from the word.

In history the students can draw a timeline with chalk on the floor or with a pen on a large sheet/cardboard. The historical periods/ events could be drawn on the timeline. The teacher could mention an event e.g. World War I and then the students would jump into that period (1914- 1918) that fits the event. It could also be made the other way around where the period is said out loud and where the students now have to guess the historical event.

In social studies the task could be that the political parties are placed in the right order from right to left wing.

In religious education the task could be to place the events from the old and the new testament in the right order- possibly illustrated by pictures.