Play the Basketball Review Game

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This game f​or learning and reviewing material  gets students involved as a team while allowing them to win a chance to throw the ball in the "hoop." This can be completed in one full class session.

Trash Can Basketball Game: Steps

  1. Write at least 25 easy review questions.
  2. Write at least 25 hard review questions.
  3. Buy or make a small (3-4 inches diameter) ball. I make mine with a paper wad in the middle surrounded by a few layers of masking tape.
  1. Set up the room with a (clean) garbage can in the front. This will be the basket.
  2. Place a piece of masking tape on the floor approximately 3 feet from the basket.
  3. Place a piece of masking tape on the floor approximately 8 feet from the basket.
  4. Divide the students into two teams.
  5. Explain that each student must answer the questions given to them. Easy and hard questions will be evenly interspersed.
  6. Keep score for the questions. Easy questions are worth 1 points each and hard questions are worth 2.
  7. If a student gets an easy question correct, he has a chance to shoot for an extra point. Have him shoot from the tape mark that is furthest from the basket.
  8. If a student gets a hard question correct, she has a chance to shoot for an extra point. Have her shoot from the tape mark that is closest to the basket.

Useful Tips

  1. Make sure that you make it clear that if someone makes fun of another student, his team will lose points.
  1. If you wish, allow each student to confer with one other student on the team before answering.
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Kelly, Melissa. "Play the Basketball Review Game." ThoughtCo, Feb. 27, 2017, thoughtco.com/play-the-basketball-review-game-6399. Kelly, Melissa. (2017, February 27). Play the Basketball Review Game. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/play-the-basketball-review-game-6399 Kelly, Melissa. "Play the Basketball Review Game." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/play-the-basketball-review-game-6399 (accessed January 19, 2018).