It took me FOUR YEARS to get these Trashketball directions down to a science. My kids can just read them and we are ready to go. Plus, I have never seen my afternoon class of freshmen boys work so hard, on FRIDAY. It almost made me cry from joy. I seriously wish I could play Trashketball everyday. Every. Day.
I have included my Trashketball Powerpoint instructions for you to show your students. It is crucial that they all pick a letter, M A T H or O, and that you randomly call them up by this letter to show you their answer and thus get to shoot. This way ALL students are actively working out the problem on their own paper. Then they work as a team to make sure everyone understands and gets the same answer. It is amazing. I use popsicle sticks to call out the letter. They get one point for the correct answer. If they get the correct answer, they get to shoot from the 2-pt or 3-pt line. Also, I hung it from the wall with a Command hook, but the students want it higher. lol!
Fun stuff: I play “Are You Ready To Rumble” from Jock Jams while they are reading the directions. I have this COOL trashket I found a couple of years ago. I have a 2-pt line and a 3-pt line. It is a blast! But best of all, they are so focused and work so hard! Games for the win again! I made dry-erase index card necklaces to write their letter on for middle schoolers, but my high school students wanted to wear them as well. I really love freshmen.