I also helped a couple of students who though they had the correct answer but then told them to rethink the problem and they found their mistakes.
This game also allows immediate feedback on the students work.
I was sitting in my observation classroom of Trevor Kuzee 7th grade math class.
He told his students if they did everything today, they could do a game of speeding dating at the end of the day to review for the up coming quiz.
Basically, set your students up in pairs so they are facing eachother - long rows of desks or tables work the best for this.
Our desks are currently set-up in a "U" formation, so this works well. Before I had individual whiteboards, we would use laminated paper or paper in page protectors - basically anything with a wipe-off surface.
So I pulled out Kate Nowak’s (one of my math teacher idols) math speed dating activity. I then handed out a set to each group being mindful of the level of difficulty when I initially handed them out.
I just wanted to share a quick idea for skill and drill with you today.
Maybe it's something you already do, but if not, read on - my students LOVE this activity.
I noticed some students did the whole worksheet in a couple of rounds and then just went desk to desk helping their "dates" with the problems if they needed it.
I also noticed some students struggled with simple addition and subtraction of negative numbers and they used algebra titles on the side of the paper to help their thinking processes.