KaBoom cards are a class wide or small team activity and a fun way to practice key arithmetic skills, with differentiation built in. Players choose whether they want to choose an easier question (red), but will receive less points for their correct answer, or risk a more challenging question (yellow, then green) and gain greater rewards. Correct answers earn the team those points, but be warned, the dreaded KaBoom card loses all points.
Packs included are
- Order of Operations
- Times Tables
- Multiplying and Dividing
- Factors and Multiples
- Addition and Subtraction
Begin by laying all the cards out face down (so you see only the number of points they are worth). Players take turns to select a card, either red, yellow or green. The difficulty of the questions will increase. They may also pick up either a Steal Card, giving them a chance to steal from any other player, a Shield, which protects them from the next KaBoom, and KaBoom cards which means you lose all your collected points so far.
Play as a whole class in teams, or print multiple copies to play in small groups around the table. If students get the answer incorrect, or they need some help, you as the teacher decides whether you will allow them another guess or not.
Questions answered incorrectly go in the ‘house’ pile, along with any cards lost in a KaBoom. At the end of the game, add up the ‘house’ pile. The winner is the player or team with the highest points (including any shield cards that have been unused). The house can win.
Play ends either when all the KaBoom cards have been played, or after a set number of cards are gone, or after a given number of turns, your choice. If you play until all the KaBoom cards are played, then at least one team most likely will end up with no points.
Included are two copies of the game; one designed for a double sided printer and one designed for single sided printing where you need to turn over the pages yourself to print double sided.
This is a digital product. A download link will be sent to your email address upon purchase and you can then print as many copies as you need to use in your classroom or for home use.
Full instructions are included as are answers.