Objective: For one student to have 4 game pieces in a row.
Number of players: 2 - 4
Materials needed: 1 connect 4 game board
Enough game tokens for each student to have at least 10-15 tokens of his/her own color
30 question worksheet
Direction: The youngest person will go first.
They select a question on the game board where they would like for their first token to be and then answer that question from the worksheet.
They then check their answer with their teacher or another student with the answer key. (I put the answers as qr codes in the hall so they have to go into the hall to check their answer, and they can only see one answer at a time).
If they get the answer correct they put their token on that spot. If they get it wrong, the next person to go can try to answer it correctly for that spot, or they can go for a different spot.
The first person to get 4 tokens in a row wins.
I would advise actually playing the game with your students first to show them that they can’t just put 4 in a row. There is strategy involved, and trying to block another person’s 4 in a row will make the game go longer.
There are 20 different game boards included in this activity so if one group finishes you can hand them a different board and they can try again. If you want a completely different game, use a different set of questions.