Community Level 2 – Familiar
How to Play: Around a circle each player counts off by ones.
This counting game requires that you agree ahead of time by what
counting rule you are going to send the action around the circle:
counting by twos, threes, fives, tens, etc. To begin, the player that is
number five says “Pop!” and sits down. Following the predetermined
rule, successive players say, “Pop!” and also sit down. The game
continues in this fashion until only one player is left standing.
Plan for Success:
Students may want to discuss mental math strategies they could use to
stay alive in this game. Have a conversation about being last.
Variations: Give students the option of saying one or
two numbers at a time. You could start another game as an inside circle
for those who have had to sit down.