How to Play
- Choose how many students and print the sheets using the Go button.
- Cut out the individual cards, shuffle them, and hand one to each student.
- Keep the Facilitator Notes card and call out the first number.
- The student with that number tells the class what operation to perform (e.g., "Multiply by 3").
- Students silently compute the result.
- The result will be a new number, and that new number will belong to another student.
- Repeat the process until you get to the end!
Ideas to Try:
- Before you start, write the final answer on the board and hide it. Reveal it at the end!
- Ask students to write answers on mini whiteboards or paper as they go and check it after the game, or collect and assess their work.
- Keep the last card. That way, students will know that when you call out the final operation, they are now allowed to say the answer to the class.
- Time their process and record the results. Have a competition between different periods or classrooms and see who does the best at the end of the day.
- Allow students to check their answer with another student if they get stuck, or give certain students access to a calculator or multiplication table.
- Print up enough tickets so everyone gets two or three tickets for an extended game.
- Use this as a way to randomly seat people or sort groups. As their number comes up, they take the next seat/join the next group.
- Play rapid fire style. Before you start, let students compute the operation on their ticket. When you begin, start a stopwatch and let them race through the numbers. Skip saying the operations and instead just say the results, calling them out as fast as they can.
- Challenge: Play it backwards! Students have to reverse the operations.