- Students are separated into teams of 3-4 students per team.
- Numbered cards are lined up on the ledge of the board. Each card has a different problem.
- A representative from each team "races to the board" and grabs the card he or she wants and brings the card back to the team.
- The team works on the problem on scrap paper. When everyone agrees, one team member writes the work AND answer on the final answer sheet. (The teacher provides a blank template with numbered boxes for the final answer sheet.) This student initials the problem.
- Someone from the team returns the card and takes a new one. The process continues.
- Teams may only have one card out at a time. (No hoarding!) They may, however, continue working on problems on their scrap paper after the card has been returned.
- Each member of the team must contribute equally to the final answer sheet. The initialing helps the teacher track this.
- There are two ways to judge depending on time.
1. The teacher grades the final answer sheets after class. The team with the most correct wins. If there are common errors, the teacher can go over them next class.
2. It can be a race. The teacher quickly checks the final answer sheet as soon as each team finishes. If there is an error, the teacher tells them which card(s) they have to revise. The first team with all problems correct wins.
THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
- A template for the final answer sheet
- 20 cards with right triangle problems (such as Pythagorean Theorem, right triangle trigonometry, vectors, etc.)
- Answers to the 20 cards
I've saved it as a Word document, so you may easily edit the content and difficulty of the questions if desired, as well as a PDF.
Of course, feel free to use these problems in a different way, too! The "race to the board" game is just a suggestion!