A Variation on Bingo
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Here's an idea for a variation on Bingo.
(You will find .pdf files available below for copying)

Give each student a blank bingo card like the one below, and a list of possible answers.

 

 

       
 

 

       
 

 

       
 

 

       
 

 

       

Ask the students to place the answers anywhere on the card.  (There are 25 answers listed below.   If you wish to give a "free space", remove one of the answers/questions.)  Students will X-cross the appropriate answer as each question is read.  The questions can be read in any order.  Bingo can be obtained vertically, horizontally, or diagonally (or with any other creative arrangement you wish to use.)

Below is a sample game appropriate for this unit of study, with a teacher answer sheet, and a sheet for students.  Try it for a change of pace.
 

Student Answer Sheet  (BingoAnswers.pdf)
(answers to be placed on the Bingo card)

1. 5 + x 8. x - 5 15. 2 - 3x 22. x - 6
2. 6(x + 1) 9. 3x - 2 16. 9 - x 23. 9 - 2x
3. 2x - 5 10. 6x + 1 17. 2(x + 5) 24. 3/x - 2
4. 6x - 1 11. 6 - x 18. x/6 25. 3(x + 2)
5. x + 6 12. 5x - 2 19. x + 1
6. 5 -2x 13. 9 + x 20. 2x + 5
7. 3/(x-2) 14. 5 - x. 21. x - 1
 

 

Teacher Question Sheet with Answers (TeacherQuestions.pdf)
 

1. 5 more than a number 5 + x
2. 6 times, a number increased by 1 6(x + 1)
3. twice a number, diminished by 5 2x - 5
4. 1 less than 6 times a number 6x - 1
5. the sum of 6 and a number x + 6
6. 5 decreased by twice a number 5 - 2x
7. the quotient of 3, and a number decreased by 2 3/(x-2)
8. 5 less than a number x - 5
9. 2 less than the product of 3 and a number 3x - 2
10. 6 times a number, increased by 1 6x + 1
11. the difference of 6 and a number 6 - x
12. 2 less than 5 times a number 5x - 2
13. the sum of 9 and a number 9 + x
14. 5 decreased by a number 5 - x
15. 2 diminished by 3 times a number 2 - 3x
16. the difference of 9 and a number 9 - x
17. the product of 2, and a number increased by 5 2(x + 5)
18. the quotient of a number and 6 x/6
19. a number increased by 1 x + 1
20. 2 times a number, increased by 5 2x + 5
21. 1 less than a number x - 1
22. 6 less than a number x - 6
23. 9 decreased by 2 times a number 9 - 2x
24. the quotient of 3 and a number, diminished by 2 3/x - 2
25. the quotient of 3, and 2 more than a number 3/(x+2)