How VersaTiles Works
VersaTiles provides you with the flexibility to work with individual students, small groups or the whole class. To get started, use the Scope & Sequence in the Teacher's Resource Guide to select an appropriate activity for each student. Then, give each student an Activity Book and an Answer Case. Each VersaTiles Activity has a title, short, brief instructions, and an objective.
1. Answer Questions
There are 12 numbered questions for each activity. There is also an answer box at the bottom of the page featuring the letters A-L. Inside the Answer Case, you'll notice 12 tiles, each with a number on 1 side and a colored shape on the other.
Go ahead and prepare for the activity by placing your tiles, number side up, in the blank, top-half of the Answer case.
You have now revealed the letters A-L in the bottom half of the Answer Case. These letters correspond to the Answer Box that we looked at on the Student activity page.
With the Answer Case open on the desk, complete each question by placing the tile with the number of the question on top of the letter in the Answer Case that corresponds to the correct answer.
2. Close and Flip
When you’ve answered all 12 questions, close the case and turn it over. Open the case to find a pattern shown on the tiles.
Check to see if your pattern matches the Answer Pattern. Students will use this to check their work. If the pattern on the tiles matches the pattern shown on the bottom of the activity page, all of the answers are correct. If not, remove any tiles that do not match, flip over the case again.
Reread the incorrectly answered questions and rethink the solutions. Place the number tiles on the right letters in the Answer Case. Flip it over again. When the patterns in the case and the book match, the activity has been successfully completed!
Just imagine the rush your students will feel, as they experience the satisfaction of immediate positive feedback and reinforcement.
"My students are enthusiastic about using VersaTiles. They like the fact that they can check their own work and can make changes if needed. I have found that the students are scoring higher on standardized tests."
—Lisa Lewellyn, Third Grade Teacher, North Port, FL