Last week, Mrs. Deyamport’s Teaching Enrichment
Activity (TEA Time) group had their first Skype call of the school year with another
3rd grade class in Nebraska. During TEA Time, we focus on reviewing
and applying different math skills in a fun way. And what a better way to
review place value than by playing a guessing game!
Mrs. Deyamport’s class played the game 0-99 Guess,
where the objective was to have each team ask a
series of yes or no questions to guess the opposing team’s number.
Students also had
assigned Skype jobs during the call that included:
- Super Stars- These two students greeted our partner class and sat
in front of the webcam to ask the yes/no questions.
- Number Keeper- This student was in charge of writing our class
number and referring to it when we were asked questions by our partner
- Runners- There were two runners for the whole class. Each runner had
to obtain the question that was to be asked and whisper it to one of the
Super Stars for their group. Runners had to also check with question
keepers and problem solvers at their table before delivering their
questions to the Super Stars.
- Question Keepers- There was also one question keeper in each
group. Their job was to write down all the questions that we asked in
order to ensure that we did not have any duplicate questions.
- Problem Solvers- The remaining students in the class were problem
solvers. Each problem solver had a laminated 0-99 chart that they could
mark on. Their job was to eliminate numbers throughout the game.
Overall, our students
had a blast playing the game with another class. They worked well as a team and
used their problem solving skills to eliminate numbers. They also did an
excellent job of carrying out their Skype jobs.