Quiz Quiz Trade has become a really popular cooperative learning activity in my school. This past year we have been working with a professional development leader in math to implement new strategies and activities that are fun and, at the same time, academically engaging for students. Several of our teachers have longer (90-minute) daily math blocks, so they need to vary their lesson activities through the period to ensure students stay focused. Quiz Quiz Trade is one of the cooperative learning activities we've implemented in our math blocks this year to quickly and effectively review concepts, while also fostering social learning experiences.
I've found Quiz Quiz Trade is a great way to get students up and moving around the room while engaging in meaningful math exercises. If you haven’t used Quiz Quiz Trade, it is a very easy routine to teach students.
Here’s how it works…
Note: This process can be repeated for as many rounds as you need.
To implement this activity in your classroom, download and print (double sided) the Quiz Quiz Trade Card Sets I’ve created for students in Grades 1 to 3. You just need to cut them in half, and you can use them right away in your class. If you want the cards to last, you can run them through your laminator so they will be good throughout from year to year.
When you download the printable Quiz Quiz Trade Card Sets you will get three different card sets that focus on various measurement and data topics. The early grades measurement and data topics included in these card sets are
Our professional development specialist has stressed that the goal of Quiz Quiz Trade Card Sets should not just be to include questions with simple answers, but to have problems that focus on the process. I have incorporated this in Card Set 1 by asking “how do you…” questions rather than just having students find an answer. This way, we are tapping into higher-order thinking even at the lower grade levels.
One of the great things about my Quiz Quiz Trade Card Sets is that the answer for each question is on the back of the card. That way, if a student doesn’t know the answer to a question, the other student can provide hints or go over the answer.
Quiz Quiz Trade is a cooperative learning activity that gets students working together to review concepts, participate in thoughtful discussions, collaborate, and problem solve! Download my Quiz Quiz Trade Card Sets that focus on various measurement and data topics.