Saturday, May 23, 2009

Uno Stacko Final Exam Review

My brother in law gave me this idea. It is a uno-stacko review game. Uno-stacko is like Jenga. Here are the rules
1. Groups of 4.
2. Give a problem to the class.
3. Give time for them to solve the problem.
4. Call on someone at random.
5. If they talk you through the problem correctly, they pick two tiles.
If they don't get you through correctly, they pick four tiles.
6. If the tower falls when you are working on it, EVERYONE in the class gets extra credit, EXCEPT that persons GROUP of FOUR.
7. The students really get into it.
8. And yes, I have had students that want to knock it over and give the rest of the class extra credit. It never has happened yet.

Give it a try. Here is the video for it.

video

5 comments:

David said...

Dave I am glad I found your blog. I too am a high school math teacher. I just finished my first Summer Institute and I am trying to read Walk of Fame. Where did you start your first year?
David McCrickard
West Orange High School
Winter Garden, Florida

Anonymous said...

Dave, I found your blog! YEAH! I'm a huge follower of Jean Blaydes Madigan! My current job is to modele lessons for classromm teachers that coordinate movement/physical activity into math, science, history and lang. arts K-5 for my school division. I am also to help encourage teachers to take brain breaks throughout the day. I will use some of these ideas when I have to provide secondary teachers with ways to incoporate movement or brain breaks in their classroom. I haven't looked at all of your ideas yet, but I'm getting there. Thanks! Exciting to see HS teachers with some "pep" - my husband is a HS math teacher... he could use some of your tips! LOL!

MQClark said...

I played this game the last day before winter break. It was a huge success. The students enjoyed it, I enjoyed it, and it was the perfect way to kick off our break.

Jen Pulbratek said...

Wow! I wish I was in your class! I am a high school ceramics teacher- so often kids tell me how much they need to move and use their hands and heads to solve problems- great way to include both!

Jen Pulbratek said...

Wow! I wish I was in your class! I am a high school ceramics teacher- so often kids tell me how much they need to move and use their hands and heads to solve problems- great way to include both!