This Jeopardy game is a simple fun and engaging way to have students practice the skills covered in the Geometry unit. It allows them to practice questions on Angles, Diameter, radius, circumference, and area. There are 5 categories as noted on the powerpoint. Category 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. That is simply a label. If your students pick category 5 for $500. You highlight the $500 on the powerpoint with a black so the bright yellow numbers don't show. You grab an index card from the pile of index cards that say $500. Read the card to the students out loud and write the problem on a small whiteboard to show to all the students.
You can write $100, $200, $300, $400, and $500 on 25 index cards of your own (INDEX CARDS ARE NOT PROVIDED). All 25 problems and answers ARE PROVIDED with steps. If you do not wish to copy each question onto your own index cards, you can print the PDF with each question and cut it out. Glue it to your index card labeled with the corresponding amount. This would be the only way to avoid writing each question. I hope my writing is clear on the cards. All you would need to do is label them with the $ amounts. The powerpoint can be adjusted as you wish. I started with a skill on an online math program called IXL. You can skip that. Provide the formulas that will be needed and ask students to copy them down and have them handy. Go over the first example that has the green circle with the circumference. Have the students write it on their notebook and explain how to solve. This should all be review for the students.
Go through the rules as noted on the powerpoint. Step 1 - All students are placed in groups of four. Step 2 - One group will pick the category (ex: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) and amount. Typically I rotate so every group gets a chance to pick. Step 3 - Every team member must show his/her work on his or her small whiteboard (You must provide this. Or they can use their notebooks). Step 4 - In order to win the points all four team members must raise their board up and show their work. IF NO Work is shown no points will be given. Please make this clear to all the students. Step 5 - If one of your team members is struggling, HELP THEM, this is teamwork.
I usually say we are looking for 3 winning teams. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place will get extra credit by the end of the class or you can give out prizes, your choice. Students will get very competitive and try to raise their boards first. When the three groups raise their boards walk around and check their group. Tell everyone "Don't erase your work!" "They could get it wrong!" Sometimes you can have 4 or 5 winning groups for a round.
I guarantee if your students love competing they will get very excited and loud. They always want to win. Keep score on a board, label it by group and make sure to write down the points. Have fun with this!