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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lucky Numbers

Lucky Numbers is a fun and easy way for the teacher to review immediately after an activity has been completed or to review for a quiz or test. All you need are two colors of index cards and a list of questions and you are in business.


Procedure:

1. Take one color of index cards and number it 1-15 twice. You will have a total of thirty cards. The reason for two sets of 15 cards (total 30) is that each member of each team must have a minimum of two cards in order to play the game.
2. Take the second color of index cards and number it 1-15 twice. You will have a total of thirty cards. The reason for two sets of 15 cards (total 30) is that each member of each team must have a minimum of two cards in order to play the game.
3. Divide your class into two teams.
4. Pass out one color of index cards to one team and the other color of index cards to the other team. Each student should have two to three numbers lying on their desks. Students do not have to have the same number of cards, and it is acceptable for them to have more than three cards. All you have to do is just make more cards.
5. Ask a prepared question.
6. The teacher calls a number (I recommend that the teacher have a set of cards 1-15 to draw from prior to calling a number).
7. All students with that number who know the answer to the question stand up. If for some reason no one stands just call another number.
8. The first student who stands up is called on by the teacher to answer the question. If he/she answers correctly their team is awarded one point. If they miss the question, the second person who stood up is asked to answer the question. This process continues until the question is either answered correctly or no one is standing. If none of the students standing answer the question, the teacher can either give the answer or call another number. If you choose to call a second number, point values should double for a correct answer.
9. The team scoring the most points wins the game.


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