This video was recorded online using Skype software with a group class of 3 children aged 9-10 in Japan.
Online compatible : Yes – If you trust your computer not to malfunction, this game can be played on a single sheet in front of the camera. I like to pin it with magnets to a small magnetic whiteboard that I can hold up to the camera, rather than holding a camera over the sheet. If you can not trust your computer (and I know I don’t), you could also send sheets to each student to mark for themselves.
Age group : Best played by students aged between 6 and 10
Preparation time : Time taken to print a copy of Appendix I (about 5 minutes)
Number of players : Works equally well in groups or private classes
Objective : To be the team with the most points.
Divide your class into teams and assign each team a colour. On each turn a team may use a colour pencil (or other means) corresponding to the designated colour of their team to connect two dots on the board with either a vertical or horizontal line. If by connecting two dots a square is completed the team may colour the square in their teams colour, score a point for their team, and take an additional turn to connect dots. If no square has been formed during their turn, their turn is if finished and it is now the turn of the next
team. After all of the possible connections have been made, the game is over. Count the
points for each of the teams. The team with the most points wins the game.
PERMISSION IS GIVEN TO EDIT AND PRINT THE APPENDICES FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.