Risk Your Fraction Skills
The idea of the game is that students risk up to 100 points that they will get the first question correct (they should make their bid BEFORE they work the problem). If their answer is correct, they add the points to the beginning 100 points; if they're wrong, they subtract. They now have a new total from which to bid. The winner of the game will have the highest point total.
The reason I like this game as a preassessment is because it gives me two important pieces of information:
- How confident the students are in their skills of adding or subtracting fractions or mixed numbers with common and different denominators (Where do THEY think they are?)
- The actual skill level of the students (Where are they REALLY?) so I can differentiate my instruction and products, as needed
I'm looking forward to trying this with my kiddos .... a test disguised as a game....FUN! :) If it works well - it might be a way of disguising other sorts of assessments. If you try the "game" I'd love to hear if you think you got the same sort of information you would get from a normal test.
UPDATE: Here's an Order of Operations one ...
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