### Have you ever tried to use a Math Review game in class and it ended in CHAOS?

If so, you need to try this Teams Games Tournament strategy for reviewing important concepts. The game has 48 questions dealing with

- multiplying powers
- dividing powers
- power to the power
- combination questions

The students pair up, then compete against another pair of students. The first group draws a card from a deck of playing cards, let’s say they draw a 4 of diamonds. They then go into the question booklet and answer the question that is next to the 4 of diamonds in the package. ALL 4 students answer the question, then the group who drew the card has first chance at the point. If they get it wrong, the next group can have the chance for the rebound point. Then the other group draws a card and the process continues.

This game combines Cooperative Learning + Competition = Fun Learning.

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This is great, Thank-you Mathematters by Jacquie!

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Thank you so much for visiting! Have you used Teams Games Tournament before….

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Yes, we find it is very helpful in developing quick math skills for the kids. Thx!

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I’m glad you found it helpful!

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Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by the blog 🙂

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This is great as they can move at their own pace. Did you have to check their answers or did they have them in the room?

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They were able to check the answers themselves. This enabled different learners to go at the pace that suited them. The answer sheet was put upside down on the desk while they were working on the questions. I have them hand in the work at the end of the game for 3 reasons: so they have record of their work and can study from the questions, for accountability (and classroom management!) and so students can compare how they solved the question, sometimes there are different ways to solve the same question, and there is rich conversation from discussing the process.

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Thank you for the feedback. I’m glad you and your students enjoyed the activity. I always collect work as well for accountability!

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Yes, Johnson and Johnson who are the “fathers” of cooperative learning, state ACCOUNTABILITY as one of the 5 pillars of successful cooperative learning!

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