Significant figures can be so hard for students to understand that I wanted to create a product that would help them to learn this concept but also be really fun and keep them engaged. Skiing for Sig Figs is a cool skiing-themed game to help students practice identifying significant figures. Students must race their skiers from the Ski Bus to the Waffle House as they try to determine how many significant figures are in each problem!
This game was designed for two students to play against each other. Each question card contains 6 total problems, with 3 questions on each side. Players slide the card under the mountain range so they can only see their side of the card. Answers to their questions are on the opposite end of the card and will be revealed by their opponent after they’ve guessed how many sig figs are in each problem!
This packet includes over 120 problems and everything that you need to create this beautiful game. Playing cards are rated for differentiated instruction using real ski-trail symbols: circle- easy, square- intermediate, diamond- advanced, and double diamond- experts only. The journey isn’t easy: students might get stuck in the moguls or lost in the glades, but they’ll definitely have fun and gets in lots of practice!
To check how well your students understand significant figures, this packet also contains a Guided Practice worksheet. Each rule is listed with examples, followed by 3-4 problems to solve. For your convenience, I have included an editable (.docx) version as well as a .pdf, with answers, of course.
Thank you for taking a look at this product. It has been over 6 months in the making, and I hope you will like it as much as I do! Please download the preview for more information.
*NOTE: Due to the large amount of graphics, this game will take a LOT of ink to print. However, if you print on cardstock and laminate, it should last for years!
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Skiing for Sig Figs! – A Significant Figures Game
by Adventures in Science
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License