Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader
Publisher: Dr. Jeff Ertzberger, Watson School of Education at UNCW
Release Date: ?
Game Type: Trivia

Game Summary:  I discovered Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? on a website entitled PowerPoint Games . Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is a Powerpoint game that can be formatted and edited to fit the needs of your students and curriculum content in your classroom.  Once the game is modified for the students in the class they can play individually on a computer to answer questions and click through the slides, or you could play the game as a whole class.  The game can be modified by typing in your own questions in the individuals slides and then they are already linked back to a main screen in which you write the answers.  The students would be quizzed on trivia type questions about the subject are they are studying.  There is music already added to the game and it is very engaging for young learners, because as we all know any students younger than 5th grade wants to be smarter than the 5th graders!

Educational Links: Any math concept or comprehensive unit would work very well when implemented with this game.  Specific questions can be asked about a topic, for example Geometry, time, money, and measurement would be great topics to add to this PowerPoint game.  Science and Social Studies reviews would be a great way to use this game during a whole group lesson.  A science review on the water cycle, or rocks, sand, and soil would be engaging while using this game.  In social studies a review on U.S. history or Native American would be enticing as well.

My Opinion: I love PowerPoint games! All of the games from the above link are great for comprehesive reviews in any subject area and are engaging for students.  The music is the best part!  The kids will actually feel like they are on the game show.  I used a Jeopardy game last year that was similar to Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, and my kids loved it.  So I'm sure my kids will love this game too.

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