Playing the game Things got me to thinking about its use in the classroom and I began to use it from time to time and slowly we came up with more and more questions. Many of them had to be tossed since they were more local than statewide.
We worked on a way to shorten the time down so that the game worked in our 50 minute classes. Attached is 90 questions that we narrowed it down to plus a blank sheet so you may write you own questions. We also figured that the teacher needs to ask the question, select a student, poll the students, anyone to gets the same answer as the selected gets to stay in the game, and questions continue until only one student is left.
I have played the game with all students still in the game, double elimination, triple elimination, etc. Whatever works the best for you. I have printed the cards on cardstock and laminated them but do what works for you.
For some classes, more simple local questions have worked the best, other classes harder question have been more interesting.
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