Grade: all
Subject: Games

#3167. Jeopardy

Games, level: all
Posted Tue Jun 22 09:34:40 PDT 2004 by Luis Fernando Vzquez (
elementary, Chihuahua, Mxico
Materials Required: Board, topics, prizes
Activity Time: 30-45 minutes
Concepts Taught: Review for exams

When you are ready to start exams and students start to get nervous about them, try this easy and fun way to review. I try this with all of my students and they love it ( not to mention ace their exams). What you do is make a chart on the board. Divide it into squares. On the top part you put the value of the row and on the sides you put the topics. For example...

100 200 300 400 500



Then you divide the class in two teams and have team one pick a topic and a value. If they pick science for three hundred you give them a question or a true/false statement. If they get the correct answer they get the square. If they get the wrong answer then the other team can steal. You need to have a time limit for each team. I give the teams 1 minute to answer and 10 seconds for the other team to steal. If a team steals they get the square and still take their turn. At the end of the game you add up the score and the winning team gets a prize or priveledge (like washing the teachers car or something of that matter...hee... hee... hee.) Not really but this activity is extremely fun and easy so try it.You can try it like this or modify it to your needs or goup level and size.
If you want to make it more interesting try to give the losing team a punishment like dancing for the class or giving the other team a candy.