QR Code fun in Math

Recently, my students and I had a lot of fun with QR codes in our math class.   It all started when I found some great FREE activities from the FlapJack Educational Resources website involving word problems minibooks.   Each student created a word problem and turned it into a QR code.  We glued the QR code into the minibook and I pasted them up around the room.  Using iPods or iPads brought in from home, the children scanned them and worked on the problems in groups of 3.  The answers were posted in the back of the room for them to check themselves.  Everyone worked hard and had fun.  I also purchased some other QR activities from Teachers pay Teachers and did another activity where the students did the problems on a worksheet and then scanned a QR code to check their answers.

Do you have any QR code resources that you can share?

QR Code Math on PhotoPeach

QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Today my students had a great time doing a QR code scavenger hunt. I used GOQR.ME to create QR codes that linked to questions about our National Symbols.  The QR codes look like this:

The students used a free QR reader app called Qrafter to scan each code.  Because I only have one iPad in the classroom, I asked the children to bring in iPads or iPods from home.  I have 20 students and 10 of them were able to bring in their own electronic devices so they were able to work in pairs on this scavenger hunt.  The children held up their devices and and scanned each code.

When they scanned the code, they were given a question to answer.  It looked like this:

There were 20 QR codes hidden around the room.  For some questions the students were also given a link to a website where they could find the answers. For other questions they used the computers to research the answer themselves.

The students were given one point for copying the question down correctly and another point for having the correct answer.

It was a fun activity for the kids that used technology and had them using teamwork to find out the facts instead of having me spoon feed it to them or read it from the text book.  If I do this activity again, I think I will use shorter questions. Some of the questions I used were from Scholastic’s Cyber Hunt and they were a bit lengthy which slowed up my 3rd graders.  The winning team scored 25 points and won a prize.

Here are some of my questions if you’d like to try it!

Part 2 QR Codes US facts

Do you think this would be fun to do? Anyone have any other ideas about how QR codes can be used in the classroom?