Fish or the Frog is a quick "game" I made up and my students love it. My favorite way to play is to project each question on the board and have students answer on a whiteboard. When they have their answers they get up and act out a fish (pretend to swim) or a frog (hop up and down). Great brain break! The heart of this activity is fixing the mistake and creating your own problem as an Exit Slip.
- Project or print pages 4 - 9. These are the six task cards. You can print them one, two, or six to a page depending on how you want to use the cards.
- Print pages 11 and 12 back-to-back for students to show their work. I’ve also used whiteboards to save paper!
- Get moving! Students can mimic a swimming motion if they think the answer is Fish and hop in place if they think the answer is Frog.
- When students have completed each of the cards and you have gone through the correct answers, have students create their own problem as a quick way to assess their understanding. This step requires you to print pages 13 and 14 back-to-back. Print extras for students who want to make a challenge question!
- Have students predict who lies the most ... the Fish or the Frog?
- Integers are used. No fractions or decimals.
Please let me know what you think of if you tried something different with these cards.