AP Calculus BC or Calculus 2 Fun Jeopardy™ Style Game
This fun, exciting activity is designed for College Calculus 2 and AP Calculus BC. It makes a great review. It was designed in PowerPoint 2003 and is compatible with all subsequent versions of PowerPoint. It is similar in style to my very popular Jeopardy styje game for Calculus Part 1 for AP Calculus AB or Calculus 1.
The Topics include Techniques of Integration, Volume and Area, Sequences and Series, Infinity and Beyond, Polar - Parametric, and a Random category. Most topics from a typical Calculus 2 or AP Calculus BC are included. The game includes Round 1 and a Final Jeopardy Question. It took just under a 50 minute class period and my students (and administrator) loved it.
I divided the class into five groups, as I had purchased five toy light up phasers with sound at Target in their $3 section. You could use a bell, whistle, or a buzzer system, but I loved the phasers, and so did the kids. No one left the room until I had all five back. I didn't tell them what we were doing that day, just that it was a review, so they grouped themselves. I numbered the groups 1 – 5. As I opened the first screen, they were excited, but as the game progressed they got more excited and competitive. Interestingly enough my students started from the $500 categories, not the easier ones, but eventually got through all of them. I let them use their graphing calculators and gave them scrap paper, but no cheat sheets with formulas. I had two or three students from another class come in as helpers to keep score and call who buzzed first. For Final Jeopardy, I gave each group a new sheet of paper and a marker to write the “question.” Music plays on Final Jeopardy. They could bet whatever they wanted and for the group that was losing, I let them bet up to $2000 to make it interesting. Your choice here. Goody bags to the winners.
It is a fabulous activity as a review, and most importantly some students realized how much they needed to review. Since they chose their groups, there was a lot of camaraderie and support, and a lot of fun!! Some questions take longer than others because they have to do some work, so use your judgment on timing. Have fun!!!
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