To begin – collect several questions or Task Cards covering the content you want to review. This could be questions in the form of a study guide, an actual test, and questions at the end of a chapter, questions students created, or even task cards.
Have students break into groups or teams. Decide which team will go first and then read the first question. If that team gets it right, you draw a 'beads card' from a mixed up stack (or have students draw them). On each card is a possible number value. That’s how many points they earn for getting it correct. However, if they draw the “Throw me Something” card, their current points would be cut in half! And it’s on to the next team. It’s a fun way to review activities and it’s always a Mardi Gras 'festival/time' when you draw!
Since I use this regularly in my classroom, I already have it created! Therefore, save some time. Print on purple, green, and gold card stock, cut out, laminate, and you’re ready to go!
My students love this review and it's always fun and exciting. The team with the most points gets extra credit. I generally use this with my own task cards for each chapter we have just covered.