Review Bingo

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Students will be able to demonstrate the mathematical skills learned in this semester including factoring, simplifying complex numbers, solving inequalities, and solving systems.

Big Idea

Bingo is fun for everyone, even when it involves mathematics.

Warm Up

5 minutes

I include Warm ups with a Rubric as part of my daily routine. My goal is to allow students to work on Math Practice 3 each day. Grouping students into homogeneous pairs provides an opportunity for appropriately differentiated math conversations.  This lesson’s Warm Up- Semester 1 Review Bingo, asks students to write three expressions that are equivalent to a quadratic (Math Practice 7).  There is a great range of possibilities that will lead very nicely into the day's review.

Review Bingo

45 minutes

Bingo is my favorite review game.  It motivates students to try each problem more than any other game that I have attempted.  Please watch my Video Narrative for more information.  The goal is for the students to review many of the important skills learned in this semester.  I have randomized the order of the problems on the PowerPoint as this forces students to really think about each problem rather than follow the previous one (Math Practice 1).  

The Student Handout includes all of the answers for the students to write on their game board.  Since there are 34 problems and 25 spots, I tell the students to be careful not to just pick the first 25. I insist that they write each problem down on a separate piece of paper to turn in for points at the end of the class.  

Often I will give extra credit points to the first one or two people to get bingo.  Then I move to two bingos, and then three.