5 Finger Quiz Status
This works to quiet a group, have them quicken their readiness to start class, finish up the class and review, etc…
I tell the kids it’s time for a 5 Finger Quiz. They put one hand under their desk in a fist. I ask a question, wait about 10 seconds while they think of an answer, then I give the answer. If they are right, they put one finger up on their hand to keep track of their score. This continues for a total of 5 questions. No one knows how anyone else does and there is no celebrating.
They quickly have a self-assessment of how they are doing/listening/gaining information, all is quiet and we’re reviewed and ready to start class or line up for the next class.
Quiet competition that everyone wants to get involved in!