Includes 52 cards in the deck all printed with significant vocabulary words from the common core standards in math for grades three through five.
Timers needed to track the minute of play.
Student draws a card from the deck.
Without looking at it, the student places the word card face up on their forehead for partner or group to see.
Partner or group gives clues, definitions or examples to get the student holding the card to guess what the word on the card is…
Student continues to draw cards for the remainder of one minute to see how many he or she can guess.
If partner or group can’t give a clue, definition, or example they can pass. Those that are passed should be discarded in a separate pile.
Keep score by counting all cards guessed correctly in the minute time span.
Next student plays from the remaining cards.
For example, if the card is…
… multiply, students might say “opposite of divide.”
… quotient, students might say “answer to a division problem.”
… degrees, students might say “what angles are measured in.”
… expanded form, students might say “3 x 10 + 4 x 1.”
You can play with all cards; those that are specific to your grade level ; those that are for a specific unit (i.e. fractions). Great for a warm-up; review; or partner, small group or whole group activity.
For best results I would recommend printing on card stock and laminating for continued use. Cards also make excellent word wall display.