The game of “Guess What” is modeled after the classic game of Guess Who. It is a 2 player game (that can be modified for 3 players) where players take turns asking yes and no questions to isolate a graph. The first player to guess the other player’s graph wins!
Game Setup:Each player takes their game board and places it in a dry erase sheet protector. Each player chooses a graph for which the other player will guess. Choose who goes first. That person will ask a yes or no question of the other player to try to narrow down the possibilities. As the player is able to eliminate possibilities, they can cross off that graph. Through process of elimination, players will eventually be able to guess which graph was chosen. There is one question per turn.
Sample Questions: Is the x intercept 1? Does it have a positive slope? Is the local minimum (3, 1)? Does it have an axis of symmetry? Is the x intercept 3? Does it have a positive slope? Is the line horizontal? Does it pass through the origin? Does it pass through the point ____? Is the axis of symmetry x = 2? Is it wider than the parent function y = x2? Is there a solution to the system?
8 game boards (linear, systems of linear equations, parabola, inequalities, systems of inequalities, 2 sine boards, cosine)
Student Record Sheet for student accountability
Materials Needed for Activity:
1 game board per student
1 sheet protector per game board (optional)
Dry erase markers (optional)
Student Record Sheet (optional for student accountability) – 1 per student per game
If you like this, you might also like these other graphing activities:
Systems of Inequalities and Grades
Inverse Functions with Desmos.com
Parallel Lines Envelope Activity
Graphing Point Slope Form with Desmos.com
Translating Equations from Standard From to Slope Intercept From
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