STAAR Math Student Engagement Game - Wrestle the STAAR Like a Pro

Are you ready to wrestle the STAAR like a Pro?  Wanna Wrestle the STAAR Like a Pro is a whole class student engagement game.  It is so much fun and guaranteed to get students engaged in the lesson.

 It is a great review for the dreaded MATH STAAR and a break from the everyday norm.  The class is divided into teams and will wrestle to solve the answer.  Not really physically wrestle...wrestle their math skills.

How to Play: Divide your class into four equal groups.  The students stand with their teammates and solve the math problem.  One person from the group is the speaker.  Once the group solves the problem, the speaker displays the answer.  If correct, that team gets one point.  If incorrect, no points are earned.

Team Names: Team Untouchables, Team Crusaders, Team Spartans, and Team Extreme

More about how to play: The question is displayed to the two teams who face-off to answer the question.  The team holds up the answer card.  The team who holds up the correct answer before the other team will win points.  No points are earned for incorrect answers.

There are 30 questions to solve.  The team with the most points wins!  This packet includes the new math TEKS and some financial literacy questions too.

Games have huge educational benefits.  Students are more engaged.  When students are more engaged in the lesson, more learning happens.  For example, while playing games, students develop a variety of connections with the content and positive memories of learning are developed.  Games grab students' attention and actively engage them.  Games are powerful and they should be used more often.  When used purposefully, games can have a significant effect on student achievement.

This game can be played in small group settings too:

Instead of playing as a whole group, play in small groups of 4.  This would be a great tutoring activity too.

                                             Download Wrestle the STAAR Like a Pro- Grade 4

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