As a review for any content, your students can make their own version of the classic "Chutes and Ladders" game, only they use "Snakes and Ladders" instead! They are graded on the quality of the review questions that they write and for the game board product itself.
The rules to the “Snakes & Ladders” Game are as follows:
The game is played on a square board made up of 100 squares, each numbered.
Each player (2 to 4 players) places his or her game piece on square 1.
To play, players roll a single die and advance their game piece the rolled number of spaces.
If a player lands on a square at the base of a ladder, he or she must correctly answer the associated question in order to climb the ladder to the higher square.
If a player lands on a snake’s head, he or she must answer the associated question in order to stay on that space—otherwise, he or she will have to “slide” down the snake to the square at the tail-end.
The winning player is the first to arrive at the end of the board—the 100th square.
To make the game, students will:
1) Use the blank board game template to make a fun board game by adding in their own lengths of snakes and ladders that will carry their players up and down the board. They can also color the squares and add more decoration to the board.
2) Then, for each square that is at the base of a ladder, they will need to make up a review question and write both the question and it’s correct answer on the provided paper. If a player gets this question correct, he or she will “climb” to the square that is at the top of that ladder!
3) For each square at a snake’s head, they will need to make up a question and it’s correct answer on the provided paper. If a player gets this question wrong, he or she will have to “slide” down to the square that is at the tail-end of the snake!
This activity includes a sample review topics outline that is editable for any content, the project directions, a blank Snakes and Ladders game board, and a blank page for writing the review questions and their corresponding answers.
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