How to Play Jump!, An Easy Review Game for Any Content
Jump! is a great board game that you can utilize with literally ANY content! It can go on forever. Your students can play in pairs, or in small groups. You can switch out the activities as often as you want. To me, it's the perfect center activity.
I've created cards to go with this game board for a number of topics, but you could use any flashcards or questions you'd like with the game as well.
I’ve added a link to the combo set that includes the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact cards (see image below), but all of the games are available individually at my Teachers Pay Teachers store as well.
I provide an 11x17" and a two-page 8.5x11" game board. (They end up approximately the same size, but the 8.5x11" option is better if you don't have access to a printer that can handle the larger size paper.) I actually like the 8.5x11" option best, since the final product can be easily folded in half for storage.
To assemble the 8.5x11" game board, just print the board out in color on 8.5x11" white cardstock and laminate both pages. Cut off the inside margin on both pages, then use packing tape to create a "foldable" seal between the two pages.
As far as playing the game goes, it's very simple and easy to learn.
Students shuffle cards.
Students take turns drawing a card.
Students answer the problem on the card.
If correct, the student rolls the die and moves ahead on the game board. If incorrect, the student returns the card to the bottom of the pile.
The next player continues the game.
Play continues until time is up. The player who is farthest ahead at the end of the game is the winner.
To make things just a little more exciting, the game board has additional directions, like "jump back three spots," or "skip ahead."
As I mentioned before, you can supply your own flashcards or questions, or get one of my Jump! card sets. So far I've created only a few sets, but I'm open to creating cards for whichever standards you need, so just leave me a comment if you don't find what you need.
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