This game was created as a review game for an Algebra II 2nd Semester Final Exam, however, it may be used at any time appropriate.
You may give the students an answer sheet to check their answers, have them check their answers with you, or have an answer sheet available in the classroom.
The concepts on the game are:
degree of a polynomial,
evaluating a quadratic equation given a value for the domain,
minimums or maximums of a quadratic function,
simplifying simple rational expressions (quotients of monomials),
simplifying rational expressions (includes a binomial),
dividing rational expressions,
solving rational equations,
simplifying powers of powers,
simplifying expressions with negative exponents,
simplifying and rewriting logarithms,
simplifying radicals using i,
operations with complex numbers, and
solving radical equations.
The game is best if played by two people. There are various ways to choose the order of the problems done. A set of cards for drawing from may be used and is included with this product. Once a problem is selected, both students complete the problem. If Person A chose the problem and got the right answer, Person A colors in the space with their color (colored pencil, crayon, etc). If Person A did not get the right answer, but Person B did, Person B colors in the space. If no one gets the right answer, no one colors it in. Students alternate on selecting the problem. The one with the most colored spaces is the “Math Champ” for the day.
This product was created by Susan M. Walker