Draw what I say is an activity where students can practice using vocabulary. It can also be used to practice reading and writing mathematical notation. Here are the rules for this activity:
- Place the cards in a pile, face down, at the center of the table.
- One person draws a card, without showing to the other people at the table.
- The person who drew the card should read the verbal description aloud to all the other people at the table.
- The other people at the table should attempt to draw a diagram that matches the description that the first person just read aloud. Each person should do this individually on a recording sheet.
- The person who drew the card and read the card aloud should check the other people’s drawings.
- If the drawing matches what is on the card, write a checkmark next to the diagram.
- If the drawing does not match, write an x next to the diagram.
- Continue the steps above, taking turns being the reader.
- Each person should turn in their drawings.
I have used this activity several times and students always have a good time. Here are three version for you to try.