This quick-paced, nail-biter of a math game will leave your kids BEGGING for more! Team up to knock out the other team's player. The last team standing wins! This is by far the most engaging thing I've done for my classroom this year. My kids get SO excited when we play, and they work super hard all week practicing their math facts just so they can improve their Knockout game!
Not only is this great for learning math facts, but it builds character as it emphasizes teamwork and good sportsmanship.
A quick look at Knockout & how it is played:
•Divide your class into 2 single file lines
•Display the first slide
•The player at the front of his/her line faces off against the player from the other team: the first player to answer his/her question correctly wins and returns to the end of the line.
•The player who does not win goes to sit on the team "bench" to cheer on the team!
BUT WAIT. That's not all. If a player faces these slides, the following could happen:
•Free Pass/Knockout: One player stays in, the other is automatically out!
•Double Free Pass: Both players automatically get to stay in the game!
•Double Knockout: Both players are automatically out!
•Pick a Pal: Choose a player from the bench to return to the game!
The team with players standing at the end of the game wins. In our classroom, we like to keep teams the same for a week or two and keep a running score as a Knockout "tournament."
This is a set of PowerPoint files and can be used on any device that supports PowerPoint. Each game is a PowerPoint presentation that has 30 slides. It is also available as a PDF; please read the "Directions" file that comes with this product to view directions for PDF or PowerPoint set-up.
© Erin Waters 2016: This material is for single classroom use only. Additional copies are for sale; please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for building and district pricing. This material is copyrighted and you are not to create your own Knockout™ games or distribute in any way.
This pack includes the following 23 games (each game is a PowerPoint presentation that has 30 slides):
•+0, +1, +2, +3 Combined Facts
•-0, -1, -2, -3 Combined Facts
•+4, +5, +6, +7 Combined Facts
•+8, +9, +10 Combined Facts
•-4, -5, -6 Combined Facts
•-7, -8, -9 Combined Facts
•ADDED BY POPULAR REQUEST JUNE 2016:
-Mixed Addition AND Subtraction 1
-Mixed Addition AND Subtraction 2
-Mixed Addition AND Subtraction 3
(all addition and subtraction facts within 10 compiled between 3 games)
*With the exception of the Doubles game and +10/-10, none of the answers for these facts exceed 10.
To view all facts included, click HERE
Try a free Knockout™ sample HERE to try before you buy!
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**Update: My kids now beg to play this during indoor recess. They choose this over Legos/cars/arts & crafts----yes, it's true.
I really cannot tell you enough how Knockout™ has changed the learning dynamic in my classroom. I am so happy to share it with you! Enjoy!
**I do not currently offer an editable version of Knockout™; however, I am actively taking requests for Knockout™ games. Please e-mail me at email@example.com or leave a comment in the Q&A section and I will add your request to the list. Thank you! :)**
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