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Play the Basketball Review Game

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This review game gets students involved as a team while allowing them to win a chance to throw the ball 'in the hoop'.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 1 class

Here's How:

  1. Write at least 25 'easy' review questions.
  2. Write at least 25 'hard' review questions.
  3. Buy or make a small (3-4 inches diameter) ball. I make mine with a paper wad in the middle surrounded by a few layers of masking tape.
  4. Set up the room with a (clean) garbage can in the front. This will be the 'basket'.
  5. Place a piece of masking tape on the floor approximately 3 feet from the basket.
  6. Place a piece of masking tape on the floor approximately 8 feet from the basket.
  7. Divide the students into two teams.
  8. Explain that each student must answer the questions given to them. Easy and hard questions will be evenly interspersed.
  9. Keep score for the questions. Easy questions are worth 1 points each and hard questions are worth 2.
  10. If a student gets an easy question correct, they have a chance to shoot for an 'extra point'. They will shoot from the tape mark that is furthest from the basket.
  11. If a student gets a hard question correct, they have a chance to shoot for an 'extra point'. They will shoot from the tape mark that is closest to the basket.

Tips:

  1. Make sure that you make it clear that anyone making fun of another student will cause their team to lose points.
  2. If you wish, allow each student to confer with one other student on their team before answering.
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