# Engaging Activities for Reviewing in the Classroom

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Engaging Activities for Reviewing in the Classroom. By Shannon Ford, Jacqui Rempala , and Rachel Sisterson. Game Shows!. 1 Versus 100. Prep Time: Minimal Time allotted in class: 20 to 40 minutes - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Engaging Activities for Reviewing in the Classroom

Engaging Activities for Reviewing in the ClassroomBy Shannon Ford, Jacqui Rempala, and Rachel SistersonGame Shows!1 Versus 100Prep Time: MinimalTime allotted in class: 20 to 40 minutesDescription: Based off of the television show on GSN. One student verses the mob. Student answers questions and has two lifelines: poll the mob and trust the mob. Student wins by eliminating all mob members. Mob members win if student is eliminated.Hollywood SquaresPrep Time: ModerateTime allotted in class: Half the class periodDescription: Its the game of Xs and Os. Break the class into 2 teams. Each student needs to participate by working out the problems. Randomly call on a student from one of the teams who will pick a square. The team will decide if the character from that square is answering the problem correctly. If the team gets the answer right then they get the square, if not, then the other team gets it. Alternate which team chooses a square.

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Jeopardy!Prep Time: ModerateTime allotted in class: Whole class periodDescription: Break class up into small groups. Each student will be doing problems on separate sheet of paper. Start with one group to pick a category. If they cannot get the answer, then the next group gets the chance to answer the question. Alternate groups picking the category. Final Jeopardy could really decide the winner!

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/ppt-games/ Family FeudPrep Time: NoneTime allotted in class: 35 to 50 minutesDescription: Great for identifying properties of polygons or other content that requires memorization. Same rules as the actual game show except no Fast Money round. Class divided into two families. Two students face off to determine which families plays that round.Template

Quick Fillers!Sums of 3Prep Time: ModerateTime allotted in class: 10 minutesDescription: On white index cards, you write down 3 different equation problems. The students will be put into groups of 3, and each group gets one of each type of equation. Each student will solve one of the equations. Then, they will find the sum of their answers. The first group to tell you the correct sum wins!

Writing ActivitiesPrep Time: NoneTime allotted in class: 10 minutesDescription: Writing in math?! Yes! Having the students explain in words how to solve a problem really helps them work on their math vocabulary and how to communicate effectively in math class. It also helps them realize if they really understand how to solve a particular problem...my favorite writing activityIs having students explain in words how to solve an equation. Then have them partner up and have them read to their partner how to solve the problem. Their partner has to do exactly what they are told. Students are surprised on how much their words actually matter in math!HangmanPrep Time: MinimalTime allotted in class: 20 to 40 minutesDescription: Students are put in groups. Each group tries to answer the question. If the group is incorrect, they get a body part drawn on their hangman.Quick QuizzesPrep Time: MinimalTime allotted in class: 5 minutesDescription: A good way to review a single concept. This activity could be a class warm-up or a nice wrap-up to the lesson. Just create a timed power point and youre ready to go!Races!Reflex GamePrep Time: MinimalTime allotted in class: 20 to 30 minutesDescription: Students are divided into two teams. Two students compete at the front of the room. A question is displayed. First student to grab the eraser off the chair and answer correctly gets a point for their team.Flashcard TournamentPrep Time: ModerateTime allotted in class: 15 to 20 minutesDescription: Good for identifying, classifying, or quick math facts (questions should not require students to work out problems). Student face off using flashcards and first to say correct answers moves up the line and loser moves down the line. Provide enough opportunities for a student starting at the bottom to get to first place spot.

Race Game

Description: Each group gets 4 different cards. Each problem uses the answer from the previous question. The final answer from each card creates the equation on the final card that they need to graph.Prep Time: Moderate to extensiveTime allotted in class: 5-25 minutes

First group to graph the correct equation wins the game!