Looking back in my feeder for saved posts, I came across one about PPT review games, http://mrybarra.blogspot.com/2011/05/free-powerpoint-games.html – Free Powerpoint Games. The games come from this website: http://people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/ppt_games.html . Most are free, but, a couple of them must be purchased.
I decided to try the free Sunken Treasure game. I already have the kids sitting in groups of four. All students took a paper and folded it to 8 rectangles (one per problem). I passed out a Kuta worksheet I had made about factoring polynomials and placed them in sheet protectors. Each person in the group had to write down the first problem and factor on their paper. I wanted to pull up the powerpoint on my IPAD and wander around the classroom, allowing students to click on their choice of location, but the file didn’t transfer properly to keynote or google docs. So instead, I ran it on my desktop pc and used Doceri to control the powerpoint through the Ipad. So as soon as everyone in the group had written their work and answer, they would raise their hand. I quickly check their work and let one of the group members choose a number from Sunken Treasure. If they choose the treasure, the group members each got a candy, and I would choose another board to play. If they didn’t choose the treasure, the group would continue to the next problem. It would get so exciting when there were only a few numbers left.
I look forward to trying another one ppt games.