If a TV producer called and asked you to volunteer your students to be part of a new reality show called Survival of the Fittest, would you volunteer them? I would. I did. Send your students away to a remote island to complete against each other in a winner-takes-all survival game.
This file contains everything you will need to play Survival of the Fittest with your students. For the game you will receive a time line with lesson plans, a letter for the students, the game rules, a few suggestions from me, scenario cards, survival supplies, printable certificate for the winners, team place markers, and images.
The topic covered for this game is operations with polynomials. For this file you will receive all four lessons which each include a PowerPoint presentation, note guides for students, practice problems, and tiered exit ticket. Also included are a quiz, a test, the answer keys, and a skills sheet for students.
The skills covered in this unit are addition, subtraction, and multiplication of polynomials; factoring polynomials; synthetic substitution, long division of polynomials, and synthetic division of polynomials. It took my classes 7 days to complete this unit from start to test.
Read more about this game at: http://simplifyingradicals2.blogspot.com/2012/11/survival-of-fittest.html