Kim's Game 3

Eleven squared is 121

Eleven squared is 121

5 minus 7 equals -2

5 minus 7 equals -2

One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds

One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds

56 is a multiple of 7

56 is a multiple of 7

One half of nineteen is 9.5

One half of nineteen is 9.5

23 is a prime number

23 is a prime number

A regular pentagon has five equal sides

A regular pentagon has five equal sides

A million is a thousand thousands

A million is a thousand thousands

A heptagon has seven sides

A heptagon has seven sides

The difference between 9 and 13 is 4

The difference between 9 and 13 is 4

Play

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.

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Topics: Starter | Games | Memory | Multiple Intelligences | Vocabulary

  • Bob Cavanagh, Brussels
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2007
  • "I hadn't thought of using Kim's game in this way. It is excellent for students to develop recall skills, not just long term ones but short term ones as well. These short term skills are essential when answering longer questions which require the student to keep track of previous information."
  • Jamie, MPS
  • Saturday, May 17, 2008
  • "This game was excellent! I'd really like more of this!"
  • Jake Buist, Carnoustie High School.
  • Monday, May 11, 2009
  • "This game refreshes your memory and gets you thinking."
  • Mr Godber, Ilfracombe Arts College
  • Friday, May 14, 2010
  • "Great starter - could be a great way into any topic. Everyone enjoyed it!"
  • Kate Cooper, Rayleigh
  • Thursday, November 25, 2010
  • "This was a wonderful starter, the children were engaged in their learning and because they were trying so hard to remember the facts for the game didn't realise that they were remembering maths facts!!!
    Would be nice to have topic specific games along the same lines too if possible!"
  • Dr L,
  • Friday, May 11, 2012
  • "Great starter. My year 8 did really well and 19 remembered all the facts!"

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Answers

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)

For many pupils the initial task of memorising ten phrases is far too difficult. You can make the game easier by removing some of the phrases 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.


Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers?
Do they have Laptops in Lessons or iPads?

Whether your students each have a TabletPC, a Surface or a Mac, this activity lends itself to eLearning (Engaged Learning).

Laptops In Lessons

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Here is the URL which will take them to a student version of this activity.

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