# Maths Resource of the Week 44

Resources | Published 22 June, 2011

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#### Shape Bingo

• Quick fire Bingo activities to assess students’ knowledge of Shape and Space
• What is it? - Bingo resources are very effective ways of quickly assessing students knowledge of a given topic, whether it be for purposes of revision, or to check the foundations are solid enough before moving onto a more advanced concept. And of course, students of all ages love the competition element. The problem I often have with Bingo resources though, is the amount of faffing involved. I don’t really have time to prepare and cut-out a set of Bingo cards for what will ultimately be a 10 minute starter or plenary. Thank goodness then for this amazing set of Bingo resources. Each one is a PowerPoint file where the opening slide contains a set of numbers. Student simply pick 9 of these numbers and use them to form a 3 by 3 grid which becomes their very own Bingo card. Sorted! The numbers are in fact answers to the questions that make up the rest of the PowerPoint, and each time a student gets a question correct, they can tick off a number.
• How could it be used? - This particular set of Bingo resources covers all the major Shape and Space topics, including perimeter, area, volume, circle properties, trigonometry and quadrilaterals. A good one to start with is the Angle Facts resource, which provides a very efficient and effective way of covering everything from angles around a point to parallel lines. Once the students have selected their numbers, I tend to go through the questions without saying anything, giving the students 1 minute per question to work out the answer and tick it off. When someone shouts Bingo, you can go then go back to the start and discuss the answer to each question, which will quickly reveal any misconceptions the students may have. If you want to use the resource again, just alter the order of the slides. Perfect!
• How have you used this resource? - Please share your ideas below.

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