Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Practice Structures - Board Games
The next practice structure that I'd like to share is having kids play board games. This is just another alternative to a worksheet. I take the problems from a practice worksheet and put them onto powerpoint slides, print them in landscape four to a slide, and cut the printed page into quarters with one problem per piece.
For the board games, I have purchased a few cheap childhood games from stores like 5 below or walmart. Right now I have Candy Land, Trouble and Snakes & Ladders. You can also find lots of free printable game boards through a quick google search. I have printed some of these out in color and laminated them to be used multiple times.
For accountability, I usually just give the students a place to record their work. I also try to provide an answer key so that students can check their work.
In general I have all students try the same problem at the same time. Then they check the answer and anyone that got the problem correct takes a turn in the game.
Here are the game cards for a game on biconditionals and definitions for geometry.
Here are the game cards for a game on multiplying and dividing rational expressions for algebra.