Reflection: Joy Review Game and Assessment - Section 2: Review Game



I use games quite often in my class.  Games not only make learning fun, but they also help motivate all students.  High students tend to be very competitive so I always make sure there is one high student in each group. The struggling students get as much out of the games, if not more, than the high students.  The struggling students are able to hear the questions which are very similar to what will be on the assessment, listen to the conversations taking place in their group, and see which answers are correct, as well as some errors that are made.  The errors made during the game, may be some of the distractors on the assessment so hearing them and getting an explanation of why they are incorrect with help them not select that on the assessment.  

Games are motivation enough for the students, but I always offer an incentive to the winning group as well.  Our class incentive is earning tickets for a Friday drawing.  The first place team gets 5 tickets each and the second place team gets 3 tickets each.  This adds to the motivation to work hard.   

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Review Game and Assessment

Unit 4: Motion, Forces and Interactions
Lesson 11 of 11

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate proficiency on the unit assessment by scoring 80% or higher on the unit assessment.

Big Idea: Students play a review game and take a unit assessment on forces and motion.

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