I love to keep his activities on hand for when a class finishes unexpectedly early. That was exactly the case when we played Cover Up.
In order to play, students need to be in pairs. Each pair needs one game sheet, a handful of playing pieces (some of my pairs used bingo chips while others used two colored counters), and a pair of dice.
Here are the rules:
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Like with previous activities I have tried, many of my students did not read and comprehend the rules fully before starting. Next time, I will play a few sample turns under my document camera!
Once my students caught on, they had a lot of fun with it. I heard lots of strategy talk as I walked around the room taking "action shots."
This would be a great activity to use as an introduction to a probability unit. Which of the spaces on the game board are going to be hardest to fill? Which will be easiest? How should that impact my strategy?
Here are a few more of the action shots I took: '