I learned about this review game at a conference and tried it out with my students. It's called Organized Chaos. It would work well for any subject! Here's what you do:
- Write 8 questions that cover the topic you want to review.
- Make 8 copies of each question (so you'll have 64 sheets of paper).
- Give a few sheets of paper to each student.
- Ask students to crumble up each individual piece of paper into a ball.
- Tell students to throw the balls onto the floor, in the center of the room.
- Ask students to get out a sheet of paper and number from 1-8.
- Tell students to get up and start uncrumbling paper balls. They write the answer to the question they find on their sheet of paper. Then they crumble up the paper into a ball again and throw it back into the center.
- Repeat until they've found all 8 questions and answered them all.
- Collect their answers or go over the correct answers as you see fit.
- Put the garbage can in the center of the room and tell students to grab the balls of paper and shoot baskets with them into the garbage can.
Here's a photo of high school seniors participating in this game. I was surprised at how much they enjoyed it, and basically at how I was able to trick them into having fun when they were really just answering questions! I was reminded that students dearly love to do things that are normally not allowed in a classroom, even if it is something as simple as throwing paper. I was also reminded of how much they are still children, even though they are so close to adulthood. We spent a very enjoyable 15 minutes reviewing in this way. Why not try it yourself?