Four-Player Game

Games involving four players should always be played by teams of two to encourage cooperative learning and the sharing of mathematical thinking.

Each 2-player team places a marker on the “HERE” space, then rolls the die. The team with the highest number is “UP”.  The “UP” team, Team 1, lifts the “TEAM UP! Cover Card”, takes the top Question Card, and quickly puts the “TEAM UP! Cover Card” back on top of the pile so that the next Question Card is covered.  The Question Card chosen is then placed on a table or desk so that BOTH teams can easily read the card, making sure that no players can see the back of the card.  Both teams quietly work together on answering both the Question and the Task on the Question Card. NOTE: Although not required, the teacher/parent can set a 1-minute, 2-minute or 3-minute time limit per Question Card, if desired/appropriate.

Once Team 1 has an answer for both the “Multiple Choice” question and “Task”, they say “Stop”, and Team 2 must stop working. Team 1 shares their answers with Team 2, Team 2 then immediately shares their answers with Team 1. Once both teams have shared their answers, the Question Card is turned over to reveal the correct answers.

Team 1 then moves one space on the game board for a correct “Multiple Choice” answer, two spaces for a correct “Task” answer, or three spaces for correct answers to both. Team 2 can “steal” one, two, or three moves if They provide a correct “Multiple Choice” and/or “Task” answer missed by Team 1.

After the completion of a question card, either team that lands on a Prime Number (orange space) will roll the die and move the number of spaces indicated on the die (forward 1, 2, or 3 spaces, back 1 or 2 spaces, or no move). Teams may only roll the die once for each Question Card completed.

Once the first turn has been completed, the Question Card is set aside, Team 2 is then “UP”, and play alternates as described above. The first team to reach “THERE” wins the game.