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All About Math Exit Ticket Boards

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Written by: Katie Palmer

A teacher finishes teaching a math lesson she feels went well, but she wants to assess how well her students understand it. (Without giving a formal test!) This is the EXACT situation where math exit ticket boards come in handy! Read below for math exit ticket explanations AND teacher tried and tested ideas!

Math exit tickets are a great way to assess how well your students understand concepts without giving a formal test. Use math exit slips at the end of lessons with these math exit ticket ideas. Prepare an exit ticket bulletin board for students to display their exit slips as a last step before transitioning to the next subject. Read this post for math exit ticket board ideas that work well in elementary classrooms.

What is a Math Exit Ticket?

Math exit tickets (some times called exit slips), are a quick formative assessment and offer teachers a daily glimpse into student thinking and understanding. Teachers can then use the exit tickets to guide and differentiate their instruction the next day. (Also, math exit tickets are a great way to organize math small groups!) For more in depth information on using the tickets to differentiate, see the post below!

Using Exit Tickets to Differentiate Instruction

Exit Ticket Ideas for Quick and Easy Differentiation in Math

Math Exit Ticket Board Formats

The format of exit tickets can be super simple and vary. It can be post-its, a student writing a problem on a whiteboard and showing the teacher, or, easiest method yet: pre made exit tickets! (More on that below!) Here are a few ideas for how to organize the exit slips on a board/poster!

Post-it Equations

In this example, simply have students write an equation using the math strategies/skills that were taught in the day’s lesson. In the example below, the teacher wanted their students to write equations equaling -6 and wrote that on chart paper. However, the post-its could even be stuck to the whiteboard to cut down on the use of chart paper.

post it equations math exit ticket example

Show What You Know

In the image below, the teacher has assigned each student a class number where they stick their post-it exit slip. This format uses a reusable poster, so just a one time prep! The students would be answering a daily math exit question.

show what you know math exit ticket board displayed on the teacher easel

Similarly, the exit slip board below uses class numbers, but students slip their exit ticket into a pocket. Another one time prep project!

exit ticket board with numbered pockets for easy exit slip collection

Check for Understanding

If a little more privacy is wanted, teachers can have students put their exit slip in folders like the ones shown in the image below. Students will then place their completed exit slip in the folder that matches their understanding. If doing guided small groups in math, this is a super quick way to form your small groups for a review lesson!

stop I need help-slow I have some questions- go I'm good to go exit ticket board

Digital Exit Slips

Teachers that are teaching virtually (or have the devices available) can do math exit tickets online through google forms!

quick digital math exit tickets for every standard

The image above is from the 2nd Grade Math Exit Ticket Bundle from Lucky Little Learners. Students could get assigned their daily exit ticket through google classroom or Seesaw (or whatever platform the district uses). Bonus: the google forms are self-correcting, so the teacher AND student instantly know how they did! Extra tip: if teachers want a paper copy for a student without technology google forms do print as a regular worksheet!

Where to find Math Exit Tickets?

Do you love the idea of math exit tickets and ready to start them, but DO NOT want to take all the time to think of a daily assessment? Let Lucky Little Learners do the hard work for you!

2nd grade math exit tickets for every standard

Why use these exit tickets?

  • There are over 140 (120 for 1st grade) exit tickets included in the bundles (five for each skill)
  • Tickets print two per page to save paper
  • The standard is posted in the corner of each ticket to make choosing the right one easy
  • With 3-6 problems on each ticket, students shouldn’t take a large amount of time to complete it
  • LLL Math Exit Ticket bundles include student tracking sheets AND a video tutorial on how to use these!
  • They are available in a google forms digital format!
  • Math exit tickets are available in 1st and 2nd grade levels!
second grade math exit ticket for measurement standard 2-MD-A1

Ready to check these out??

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1st Grade Math Exit Tickets

2nd Grade Math Exit Tickets

Happy Teaching!

Math exit tickets are a great way to assess how well your students understand concepts without giving a formal test. Use math exit slips at the end of lessons with these math exit ticket ideas. Prepare an exit ticket bulletin board for students to display their exit slips as a last step before transitioning to the next subject. Read this post for math exit ticket board ideas that work well in elementary classrooms.

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