Unit Review Game: The Row Game

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SWBAT review the important concepts of this unit.

Big Idea

The Row Game is an engaging way to involve all students in the exam review.

Check Unit Review

20 minutes

We begin class by checking the unit review that was assigned yesterday. I usually spend about 15 minutes or so going over questions that students have.

Heads up: continuity at a point is a concept that students usually struggle with and my classes will almost always ask me about question #4. In the video below I discuss how I address this with my students.

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The Row Game

30 minutes

I really like The Row Game because it gets all students in the class involved and it requires movement. Students sit way too much during a regular school day, so this is a nice way to get them moving around a little bit. The setup for the game is easy – put your students in rows and have 5 or 6 people per team. It is not imperative that each row have the same amount of students, but get as close as you can. In the video below I describe how to play The Row Game.

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Each slide of the PowerPoint is a different question for a different round. While going around the room and checking solutions it is really handy to walk along with a clipboard to keep track of everything. You can tell students to point to their solution as you go by so that the checking does not take too long. The students should be silent while working and should not be turning around to check their work with other people in their row. I am usually silent while I go around and check their work and then I will add each team’s points to the board at the end of each round. This builds the drama! After going through all of the questions, the team with the most points wins.