We all know how tiresome it is to play exam scales over and over again. We also know they’re “good for us” but that’s what my mother told me about eating brussel sprouts! How do we keep our students motivated to keep playing their scales?
For the lower level grades, write the scales up on a die. The student gets to throw the die and then plays whatever scale the die lands on (up to 6 scales, of course per die!). Use two or more dice if you need more scales.
I found a template for a printable/put it together yourself die here: Printable cube
Print out on coloured cardstock and either you can write up the scales on it, or get your student to. Note: Easier to write up the scales before you put the cube together.