Kim's Game 1

Triangles tessellate

Triangles tessellate

One mile is about 1.6 km

One mile is about 1.6 km

There are 366 days in a leap year

There are 366 days in a leap year

Seven squared is forty nine

Seven squared is forty nine

There are 21 dots on a dice

There are 21 dots on a dice

The distance around a circle is called the circumference

The distance around a circle is called the circumference

A rhombus has four equal sides

A rhombus has four equal sides

A hexagon has six sides

A hexagon has six sides

17 is a prime number

17 is a prime number

Eight eights are sixty four

Eight eights are sixty four

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See above ten phrases which need to be memorised. Each time the blue play button is clicked a phrase will be removed from the collection. The aim of the activity is to write down the exact the phrase after it has been removed. After the last phrase has been removed all ten phrases are then shown in the order they were removed so that accuracy can be checked. The auto play button removes phrases at thirty second intervals (the time interval can be changed - see below).


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Topics: Starter | Games | Memory

  • S. Bechoo, Mark Rutherford Upper-Bedford, UK
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  • I think this is a great starter and a fantastic way for pupils to remember certain facts.
  • A O'hagan, Holyrood School Glasgow
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  • Enjoyable but a bit stressful..in a good way!
  • 9F, Robert Clack
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  • An excellent starter to improve memory. However is it possible to change the phrases so it can be used again?
  • Transum,
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  • Dear Robert, yes there are a number of other sets of phrases for Kim's Game. You can click on one of the Game buttons above. For other activities of a similar nature click on the key word 'Memory' above.
  • Transum,
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  • A great way to remind students of the mathematical facts they have learned but need to keep revisiting in order to refresh their memories. This can be great fun with the teacher controlling the speed at which the statements disappear. The answers are presented at the end of the game giving the teacher some time to get the next part of the lesson ready as the students mark their own answers.
  • Dansecdev,
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  • How is this kim's game . Kims game involves physical objects to be retrieved after extended periods of time for training intelligence operatives.
  • Jenny Howard, Twitter
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The phrases, in the order they disappeared, will be shown in the panel at the top of this page at the end of the game.

Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click a button below to play another version of this game or play the same game again (the phrases will disappear in a different order)

Basic Shapes

Pentagon

Fancy Shapes

Fancy Shapes

Circle Parts

Circle Parts

Angle Theorems

Angle Theorems

Fractions

Fractions

For many pupils the initial task of memorising ten items is far too difficult. You can make the game easier by removing some of the items with the blue button before you present the pupils with this activity.

The auto play feature removes phrases after a certain number of seconds (30 seconds by default). You can vary that time interval if it is not suitable for your class here:

Auto Play: Remove phrases every

Note that the first phrase is removed four seconds after pressing the auto play button despite the time interval set for the rest of the phrases above.



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