Have trouble keeping students engaged during notes and examples? This sample game template can help keep students focused during a math lesson that includes several "redundant" examples. This package includes a sample standalone game, complete answer key, an editable game card to create your own lotto game, and teacher directions.
I started brainstorming activities like this one year when I was having a lot of trouble getting one class in particular to take notes during a lesson. I began designing games like Tic-Tac-Toe, Bingo, and Let's Play the Lotto! to go along each lesson. However then my problem became time...many days we wouldn't have time to play a whole game because sometimes getting through the notes was like pulling teeth! So I tweaked the games to be played while we take notes.
The beauty of this activity is that it is easily modified for almost any algebra topic that involves solving or simplifying. I have created Let’s Play the Lotto! cards for complex numbers, factoring, systems of quadratic equations, and more. Enjoy!
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