This is a collection of six sports-themed, cooperative learning games with questions to give students a quick review of essential math concepts and practice test taking strategies. All tested TEKS are included throughout! We tried to write rigorous questions that will help prepare students for the difficulty of the state assessment.
There are 68 questions total on all of the games!
It can be used before the STAAR test, at the end of a unit, during interventions, during an after school program, for summer school or many other ways.
It is an fun way to help keep your students engaged, especially at the end of the year when they start getting tired.
Each game has it’s own instructions included in the file for the game. The games are low tech and require minimal preparation. The most time consuming part of getting the games ready is just cutting things out for a few of the games. You will need 8 envelopes or small plastic bags for each team for the Mystery Picture game.
Two of the games are meant to be played as a whole group, but in teams. 3 of the games are meant to be worked on in small groups.
There is a Team Scorecard included to give students motivation to do well on all of the games. Each game’s instructions will explain how to keep score for that particular game.
If you do not want to play the games specified, you can just use the questions as a review. You could also cut the cards up and make them into Task Cards, and use them to play a simple board game or Scoot. It wasn’t designed to be used as an assessment, but you could definitely use the questions alone as assessments for each Reporting Category. We have included some simple game boards if you want to make simple games.
Mystery Picture Puzzle covers Reporting Category 1 (Numeracy)
TEKS: 3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D, 3.4I
Sports Dominoes covers Reporting Category 1 (Fractions)
TEKS: 3.3A, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.3D, 3.3E, 3.3F, 3.3G, 3.3H
Baseball Scavenger Hunt covers Reporting Category 2 (All Operations)
TEKS: 3.4A, 3.4B, 3.4C, 3.4D, 3.4E, 3.4F, 3.4G, 3.4H, 3.4J, 3.4K,
Build a Football Player covers Reporting Category 2 (Algebraic Reasoning)
TEKS : 3.5A, 3.5B, 3.5C, 3.5C, 3.5D, 3.5E
Showdown and Shoot covers Reporting Category 3 (Geometry & Measurement)
TEKS: 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6C, 3.6D, 3.6E, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E
Tennis Swat covers Reporting Category 4 (Data Analysis & Financial Literacy)
TEKS : 3.8A, 3.8B, 3.9A, 3.9B, 3.9D, 3.9E
These games have been so much fun to create, and we hope you enjoy playing them with your students! If you have any questions, please email us at
Erica and Deonia