I created a set of Quiz/Quiz/Trade cards to use with my students to review solving two-step inequalities. I wanted something engaging and interactive to use on the quiz review day. I also wanted something that I can reuse from time to time with students who don’t demonstrate full mastery on the concept on the quiz. I also wanted to be able to reuse the activity with everyone from time to time because making students revisit concepts after some time has passed helps to ensure that they retain the concept.

Quiz/Quiz/Trade is one of my students/ favorite review activities. When we begin, I give each student a card. Each student works independently to solve his or her card. I laminate the cards before using them so that they can use dry erase markers on the cards as they solve them. After everyone has solved his or her problem, they erase their answer and then walk around the room to find a partner. The first student quizzes the second by showing him or her the card. The second student then solves the problem. If he or she has difficulty, the first student can give him a tip. If he or she still has difficulty, the first student gives a second tip. If the second student still has difficulty, the first student tells the second student how to do the problem. They then reverse roles and repeat the process Finally, they trade cards and find new partners. (Quiz/Quiz/Trade with Tip/Tip/Tell if needed). My students love the chance to move around the room and to interact with different peers. I love it because it works. Marzano’s research has shown that movement changes brain chemistry and increases levels of engagement. His research has also shown that the use of cooperative learning structures increase student outcomes.

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