This a Decimal Jeopardy game that I used with my fifth grade math students to review for their adding and subtracting decimals test. This Jeopardy Game poses questions relating to decimal place value, value, ordering, patterns, adding, and subtracting. It contains a Final Jeopardy question as well, allowing the students one last chance to come back and win the game.
I typically put my students in to groups to play Jeopardy. The students have to answer Jeopardy questions individually (not collaboratively) throughout the game, trying to earn points for their team. If a student misses a question, the question goes to the next team, giving them a chance to answer the question. If the next team answers correctly, they receive the points for that question, and also get a chance to answer a question of their own. For Final Jeopardy, the students are allowed to bid up to their current point earnings, not knowing what the question is. The students are then allowed to work collaboratively on the final question, to win the game for their team. The team with the highest point value after Final Jeopardy is the winner.
I set the game up so that each slide in the presentation is hyperlinked. To begin the game select slide show:view show, slide show: begin from current slide, or slide show: view from beginning. Click past the intro slide, to get to the point value slide. Each point value is hyperlinked. When a student chooses a value and category, click on the value and it will take you to that question. Allow the student to read the question, or read it to them. Once they have answered, click on the blue hyperlinked part of the slide (or image if available), and it will take you to your answer slide. After viewing the answer, click on the bus to take you to the point value slide. After each hyperlink is clicked it will turn green, which shows that you have answered that question. The final Jeopardy Question is hyperlinked to the bus on the point value slide.
**Make sure you click on the hyperlinks in the presentation. This makes the Jeopardy Game super easy to operation and maneuver. If you simply click the slide it will take you to the next slide, like a normal power point presentation. This will not allow you to utilize all the features of the presentation.
**I also print out handouts of the slides for my own reference throughout the game. That way I have the answers handy when students are going through the question.
FINALLY: My students LOVED this game. They said they had never played math jeopardy like this before. They talked for weeks about how fun it was and how they wanted to play it again.