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Heads Up, Seven Up Review

 

 

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • All Subjects

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8

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Brief Description

Students need to be more than crafty to do well in this version of the popular game for kids. In the game "Heads Up, Seven Up," they need to know their math facts or other basic information.

Objectives

Students

  • solve math facts.
  • follow instructions.
  • play by the rules of a game.

Keywords

game, review, seven, facts

Materials Needed

  • math facts flash cards

Lesson Plan

In the traditional game of "Heads Up, Seven Up," seven students stand at the front of the room while all others close their eyes and place their heads down. The standing players roam the room, and each chooses one seated student by gently tapping his or her head. When all selections have been made, the seated students who have been tapped stand up. Each student has the opportunity to guess which of the seven at the front touched his head. If the guesser is correct, he trades places with the student who tapped him. If the guesser is wrong, he sits down.

Now take the "guesswork" out of this game and add the aspect of review. Randomly show individual students math facts flash cards until seven of them have offered a correct answer, and send these players to the front of the room. Announce that students at their seats should put their heads down and close their eyes. Have the seven players make their choices among those seated; each student should tap a seated student on the head. When the seven "tappers" have returned to their positions at the front of the class, ask the seven students who have been tapped to stand.

Instead of asking the students to make guesses about who may have tapped them, show each one a flash card. If a student answers the problem correctly, the child who tapped her sits down, and she goes to the front. If the answer is incorrect, the student remains at his seat and his chooser stays at the front. The round is completed when all of the tapped students have answered a flash card and heads are put down. Then another round begins.

Math facts aren't the only questions that can be used with this game. Try review questions in any subject, spelling words, vocabulary, and more!

Assessment

Students should demonstrate a high degree of accuracy with the math flash cards in this review as observed by the teacher.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Cara Bafile

National Standards

MATHEMATICS: Number and Operations
GRADES Pre-K - 2
NM-NUM.PK-2.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.PK-2.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.PK-2.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-NUM.3-5.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.3-5.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.3-5.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 6 - 8
NM-NUM.6-8.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.6-8.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.6-8.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 9 - 12
NM-NUM.9-12.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.9-12.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.9-12.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates

MATHEMATICS: Communications
GRADES Pre-K - 12
NM-COMM.PK-12.1 Organize and Consolidate Their Mathematical Thinking Through Communication
NM-COMM.PK-12.2 Communicate Their Mathematical Thinking Coherently and Clearly to Peers, Teachers, and Others
NM-COMM.PK-12.3 Analyze and Evaluate the Mathematical Thinking and Strategies of Others
NM-COMM.PK-12.4 Use the Language of Mathematics to Express Mathematical Ideas Precisely

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