By now I think most people are familiar with QR codes, but just in case… The initials QR stand for “quick response” and the codes were originally developed by the Japanese motor industry. In basic terms, the codes act a little like a barcode, containing information about the item they’re attached to. The great thing about them is that they can be customised and that makes them a great tool for the classroom (check out ours further down this page).
This week the students took part in a QR code, maths revision treasure hunt (a bit of a mouthful, but it pretty much sums it up). I created 12 QR codes with maths questions covering topics the students had learnt this year. They paired up and set off at a few minute intervals. They scanned the codes, looked through their books to remind themselves of the relevant skill and solved the problem. They then used the answer to take them to the next destination and the next code around the school. It’s often hard to get students to revise their skills, but as this was fun the students revised and had a great time whilst doing it.