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With minimum preparation, this Q & A review game can be adapted to any subject and used at any time!
This Q & A review game can be used to review material before a test, or it can be used to reinforce skills students already have. The game requires minimum preparation. As an example of the game, we will provide below a lesson that might be used in third grade and up to reinforce students' skills in addition with carrying (renaming). In this case, once the game cards have been created, they can be used over and over. Additional sets of cards can be created to review additional content or to reinforce almost any skill. You might create a set of cards to involve students in reviewing state capitals. Create another to reinforce vocabulary/synonym skills. Another set might check students' knowledge of the presidents. ... The possibilities are endless!
Here is the basic idea applied to the addition with carrying (renaming) skill:
24 + 68 =That is all that appears on the first card.
Important: The important thing to remember is that no solution/sum can appear more than once. Every problem must have a different solution.
When the set of cards is prepared, you are ready to play. Mix up the cards and distribute one to each student, along with a sheet of paper. Most students will get a card with a math problem on one side and an answer on the other, but the game starts with the player who has a math problem on one side and nothing on the back. That student calls out the addition problem on the card (for example, 24 + 68 =). The other students must perform the addition problem on paper. One of those students will have the correct answer on his or her card. That student identifies herself or himself and then turns over the card and reads the next problem (49 + 56 =). The students perform the math, and the student who has the answer card to the second problem (105) gets to turn over his or her card and pose the next math problem.
The game continues until the turn of the student who has the final answer card and no new problem on the reverse side of the card.
Lesson Plan SourceEducation World
Standards vary depending on the content the teacher chooses to review using this game.
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