Match It ~ A Cooperative Learning Strategy

Have you ever had your students play memory? Match It is a version of memory but rather than students playing by themselves or with a partner, Match It is played with the entire class.  There are card sets available to purchase, but I often have my students make their own.  I give each student an index card, and with their partner they make a question card and an answer card to match.  When all partners have a pair, I collect them, mix them up, and then randomly pass them back out to students.

I have also given students a specific question or word if I am wanting them to review specific points.  Below you will find directions for this strategy and ways that I have used this strategy in various content areas.  To get a better look, click the picture to enlarge.

What other ways can you think to use Match It?

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