Match up is a card matching game. You may know it by another name, e.g., Concentration, Memory, or Pelmanism. The object of the game is to match pairs of cards which are on the table face down by turning over two cards at a time.
This set focuses on abbreviations and acronyms. There are 8 pages of abbreviation/acronym cards; each page has 8 abbreviations/acronyms with corresponding full forms.
The pages need to be printed out and cut up.
Match up works best as a group activity, but it can be done in pairs as well. I would recommend no more than four students in a group.
This activity can be used as a warmer at the beginning of class or lead-in to a specific theme. (For example, I used the abbreviations for measurement to begin a cooking-themed lesson.)
It’s best to set a time limit and select the number of cards accordingly.
In this packet, you will find:
--Match up cards (8 pages; pdf) — uneditable; for those who want to use the cards as is
--Match up cards (8 pages; Word) — editable; for those who want to edit the cards
--Reverse side pattern (1 page; pdf)