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Lesson plan

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: May 17, 1999 at 19:11:52
Subject: Re: Lesson plan

I am not familiar with the specific math test to which you refer, but any basics review requires motivation at this time of year. Try to do some games like "football." Divide the class into two groups. Have the students choose a captain for each side. Get an overhead or posterboard football field. Make cards with names like Pass, Field Goal, Run. Have different yardages that are equivalent to difficulty of questions. Team Captains choose who gets to play and calls the play. EVERY person on the team has to have a turn before ANYONE can repeat a turn. Also, everyone must work the problems at his/her desk. Say Captain Bob says that Cassie will do a medium pass. You choose a card and a problem for 8 yds. Cassie misses the answer. Then one person from Team A and one from Team B go around and check for correct answers on opposing teams. If Team A has more correct answers than Team B, than Team A gets the yardage. If Team B has more, Team B has blocked the play and Team A is on 2nd down. Just like football, a team has 4 downs to get 10 yards. You can also use the time in between plays to review or reteach a concept! There are many other kinds of games. You might want to check out the www.enc.org for other lesson and project ideas! -Claudia, for the Teacher2Teacher service

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