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Rules for Playing SET with Teams in the Classroom

Note: The following exercises call for the use of SET transparencies or an interactive whiteboard.

Divide the class into teams of 3-8 students each. Go to www.setgame.com and view the SET Daily Puzzle. Duplicate the puzzle on the overhead or project it onto the interactive whiteboard.

Quiet Team Play The members of each team must work together to determine all 6 SETs in the Daily Puzzle. One person on the team writes down each SET as it is found. The team leader raises his/her hand when the team has found all six SETs. The first team to correctly identify all 6 SETs wins.

Quiet Team Play to Develop English Language Skills When the focus of the exercise is for developing English skills, the students work together to write full sentences describing each SET, rather than allowing them to use numbers to describe the cards. For example, “The first SET consists of one open red oval, two solid red ovals, and three shaded red ovals. The second SET consists of one open red oval, one solid red oval, … etc.” The team leader raises his/her hand when the team has found all six SETs. The first team to correctly identify all 6 SETs wins.

Team Play to Develop Communication Skills Each team has a monitor who stands. The team members sit in front of the monitor. When a SET is seen, the team member raises his/her hand, and then the monitor raises his/her hand. The teacher calls on the monitor, who asks the team member what the SET is, then the monitor tells the teacher. If any team member speaks out of turn, he/she must sit out for the next turn. This encourages the quiet ones to speak up, keeps the noisy ones quiet and develops communication skills.

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