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Zonk is one of my student’s favorite games!
This powerpoint product is editable so you can switch around the slide order. Students will never know where/when the Zonk pops up or what point value will be revealed!
The zip file contains the game board, instructions, and a sample of task cards that I use with my students. These can also be purchased at my store:
Divide students into teams. Teams will take turns answering questions to earn 200, 400, 600, 800, or 1,000 points – while avoiding the dreaded ZONK! or DOUBLE ZONK!
Teams will take turns answering questions/solving a problem. If they answer correctly, one member will choose a number to discover how many points have been earned. If a team answers incorrectly, the other team may have a chance to answer.
If a ZONK! Is revealed, the team earns zero points. If a DOUBLE ZONK! Is uncovered the team loses all their points and must start over.
The game is over when all numbers have been chosen. The Team with the most points is the winner.
Students will have 1 minute for answering questions or no more than 2 minutes for solving math problems.
Zonk can be played in teams or as individuals AND can be used for any subject. This is the most versatile template I have ever used.
Here are some ways I use ZONK in my classroom:
*(when I have time), I put questions on index cards and students draw from a stack when it their turn.
• Students have a worksheet/workbook page with questions/problems to answer. I tell them what number to answer/solve.
• I give students dry erase boards and everyone answers (to keep them engaged) and one team members take turns responding and choosing a number for point value reveal.
• One student on each team is responsible for keeping up with the score.
* I let students choose the category for their questions, Jeopardy® style.
I am currently working on other themes… check back in my store for updates and new Zonk products.