You can use this template to create game cards for almost any game imaginable. There are two sets of cards included in this set – the first was designed specifically for colorful Jenga and the second for every other game in which you want to present students with a problem to solve.
The colorful Jenga card template includes 6 numbered cards per color. Colors included are: yellow, light pink, bright pink, lavender, bright purple, lime green, bright green, light blue, bright blue, red, primary yellow, primary green, black, plain, white, and gold. Typically, you need 9 colors with 6 cards for each color.
The basic card template includes 6 colorful un-numbered cards. There is one card of each color: light orange, light pink, lavender, bright blue, seafoam, and lime green. These can be copied and pasted to make a card set of any amount. The basic card set is great for games like Candy Land, tally point games, riddle solving, Lego towers, etc.
Both the first and second set includes a front for the question and a back for the answer. I usually type the question on the front and remove the text from the back before printing. This allows me to model how to solve each problem on the back the way I taught in class. Then, I just make copies of the card set; and keep a printed master copy on file in case I want to print more copies later.
The cards are all used the same way. Students work in small groups. The student whose turn it is selects a card and everyone in the group solves on a piece of paper, in their journal, or on a dry erase board. They reveal answers to the group; and turn over the card to see the answer and a model solve. I've used this method with great success because students hold each other accountable and it allows you to give valuable feedback to students and “be everywhere all at once”.
You can use this with any subject (reading, vocabulary, writing, science, social studies), but I most often use it during math. Time, money, word problems, computation, geometry, area and perimeter can all be turned into a game with feedback from the teacher.
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