Sunday, December 2, 2012

Quiz, Quiz, Trade


Looking for a new and fun way to use task cards with your  students? Try the Kagan cooperative learning game, Quiz, Quiz, Trade. One reason this game is popular with both  kids and teachers is that it gets your students up and moving. Not only that, you can use it to review pretty much any subject. Here is how to play:
  • Give each student a task card. Task cards with multiple choice or concrete short answers will work best.
  • Partner students.
  • Partner 1 asks Partner 2 the question on her card. Partner 2 answers (or admits he doesn't know). Partner 1 acknowledges a correct answer or gives the answer if needed.
  • The process reverses with Partner 2 asking the questions.
  • After both questions have been asked, the partners switch cards, find new partners, and the process begins again.
If you have never played this game, you will want to model it with two volunteers first, and then make sure that students know the rules. Depending on your students, you  may want to establish the following  rules:
  • No running
  • No refusing to partner with someone
  • Treat partners with courtesy
When you feel like you have played long enough (five to ten minutes is usually about right), collect the cards and go over them together.Another variation of this game is to give each student an index card and have them each write a question before you begin the game.

You can learn more about the Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures on their website.  If you happen to be looking for task cards, you can find a whole bunch of them here.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for explaining this. I was very curious. Can't wait to try it out. :)

room 106 said...

I love using Quiz Quiz Trade! It really can be used for any subject and I love how it incorporates movement. The trading part is key as it encourages students to have exposure to many different questions as opposed to keeping one card throughout the game. So glad you shared!

Rachael Parlett said...

I love this idea! It is such a versatile game! Thanks for sharing!

Rachael
The Classroom Game Nook

Brenda Martin and Ryanne Van Sciver said...

That is definitely one of my favorite Kagan games!

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