Typhoon Variation

Objective
Students will review previous lessons

INTRODUCTION

This a a variation on the  game Typhoon.  I used this in Elementary 3rd and 4th grade for the last lesson to review the previous lessons.

BEFORE CLASS

  • Create enough cards to fill your grid.  Write a point value on each card (from 1 to 10+).  Make about 10% of the cards batsu cards.  An X works well for this.
  • Set up a 5×5 or 6×6 grid on the board.  In each square place 1 card face down.

ACTIVITY

  • Split the class into teams.
  • Show the class the flashcard/question, but only allow the first team to answer.  Allow them 10 seconds to think about their answer, then as a group have them say it.
    • If they are correct, one student chooses a card on the board. If there are points on the card, these are added to their point total.  If there is an X on the card, the team loses 10 points, or goes to 0, whichever is less.
    • If they are incorrect, go to the next team.

The game is still competitive, and students will yell at other teams to choose the X card, but it does not allow teams to erase each other’s points.  Instead, a team’s points are entirely dependent on their luck, which also does not allow one team to be picked on.

Lesson Topics
Duration
Elementary
3,
4,
5,
6
Junior High
1,
2
Resources
Flashcards, Questions, Point Cards