In about three weeks we will have tested and it will all be behind us, temporarily anyway. Lately, my post have been consumed by all the test preparation, so I apologize up front if I seem to be redundant. The thing is, and this too I have said, I have refused to get in the redundancy of review by completing worksheets and fill in the bubble practice. So, I have a lot to share. It’s all hands-on, engaging, and my students are enjoying it.
Today, I took a practice test and cut it to pieces! Yes, you read it right, I cut it to pieces!
The thing I haven’t told you yet, is that I cut the pieces so that we could use them for Ask-n-Switch. It took me a total of about five minutes to make our review interactive. Once I cut the practice test into pieces, I wrote the answer on the back. I then had an instant class set of Geometry task cards! We used this set of hodge-podge and not so pretty strips of paper to do Ask-n-Switch (see below for directions).
Guess what? My students reviewed test-like questions and thought we were playing a game. Can’t get much better than that!