Liven up the classroom with a fun, active game that students will enjoy! The game lasts about 45 minutes and includes 28 questions.
Supplies needed: Google Slides digital card deck (the link is provided for you to make your own copy to save to your Google Drive), answer cards (to be printed), answer key (to be printed), 2 fly swats (you must provide)
Prep: 1. Print the answer cards on colorful card stock, cut out, and post the answer cards on the back wall in the classroom (or wherever the players won’t be able to see the answers when you display the questions), with space between them so that when a student slaps an answer with the fly swat, it is clear which answer has been chosen. Laminate the cards for longevity. 2. Print the answer key. The answer key is numbered to match the number on the upper left side of each deck card. 3. Open SWAT Card Game- Rules of Exponents Card Deck in Google Slides. Order the slides as you like. I mix them up each time we play. The cards are numbered, so finding the answers on the answer key is easy no matter the order you choose. These can be printed as well if you'd prefer.
Game: Separate students into two teams. Have one student from each team sit in a desk at the front of the classroom, facing the front. Begin the Slide presentation, advancing to the first problem. The students must write the answer on their desk or whiteboard using an Expo marker, pick up their fly swat, and race to the back of the room to find the correct answer. Teams can provide no assistance. The first to swat it earns a point. If the incorrect answer is swatted, the student must return to his/her seat, rework the problem, and try again. Only two attempts are allowed. No physical contact is allowed between players. If intentional contact is made, that team loses a point. The team with the most points at the end of the allotted time wins the game. Appropriate rewards are given- ex. candy, extra points on a test, free homework pass.