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 Teacherbee_4 Joined: Jul 2011 Posts: 8,582 Senior Member
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Game for Math
10-07-2020, 03:01 PM
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We are working on word problems in math. I have done a lot of different things, such as numberless word problems, graphic organizers, problem solving steps/strategies, etc. Tomorrow, I wanted to play a game with a variety of word problems, so they can work in groups and talk through things. I was thinking of Jeopardy, but if I did that, I think I'd have to make the categories random, because I don't want to give away the operations or if it's single step or multi-step; I want them to figure it out. Any other ideas of games I could do? Thanks!

 ConnieWI Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 7,072 Senior Member
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Jeopardy
10-08-2020, 02:37 AM
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What about making the Jeopardy categories topics like ocean, rain forest, mountains, dogs, etc.? Within each topic, you could write a variety of problems with different operations. Students would know the topic, but not the operation from the headings.

For example, if the topic was dogs, you could write single step or multi-step addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems having to do with dogs.

 Teacherbee_4 Joined: Jul 2011 Posts: 8,582 Senior Member
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Love it!
10-08-2020, 01:21 PM
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Thanks! I love it! That would have been great! I ended up just having them work in teams and the first team to solve it won a point. Pretty lame, but they had fun!

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