Sundays are my day to make a BIG breakfast! I always make homemade buttermilk biscuits. While they’re in the oven, I decided to make a game for my students. The game has percent problems for the students and I named the activity “Scrambled Eggs and Buttermilk Biscuits” (Percents)!
I played the game in my class Monday. I arranged my class desks in groups of five so I would have five students in each group. When the students came in I let them sit wherever they wanted (that by itself was a big hit!). Then I gave each group a timer and a set of problem cards. The first player drew a card from the deck. All of the students solved the problem. The student that completed the problem first drew a task card. The timer was set for 15 seconds and the students passed it around the circle. Each student must give an answer to the task card. For example, if the task card says, “Names of Funny Movies” the student must give a name of a funny movie. When the timer sounds the player holding the timer is “stuck” with the task card.
My students had a really good time playing this game. The classroom was loud but there was also a lot of math going on!
Percents – Scrambled Eggs and Buttermilk Biscuits has 14 pages in all. There are 30 playing cards and a template for custom cards.