a scoreboard with a gambling theme
If you're anything like me, you'll want to introduce your students to aspects of culture they may not be familiar with, in order to fully prepare them for the real world. I think it is also important to infuse them with a sense of morality and fair play. To that end, I often teach them to gamble.
If you have ever tried a gambling activity but given up because it was too hard to keep score, this will help you keep track of the scores more easily. What it lacks in style it makes up for in... er... arithmetic.
How to use
Choose the team names and hit thebutton. The team boxes will start in predefined positions, but you can move them around using the handle at the top-left of each ( ).
Ask a question and have each team decide whether they think the answer is true or false. Selector in each team's box. Each team should then choose an amount to bet. To keep things relatively simple, they can only bet 10%, 50% or 100% of the money they have at the time. If you hit the wrong percentage button by mistake, just tap the text to cancel it.
When all the teams have decided, tell them the answer and hit the largeor button at the top. The results for each team will be calculated automatically and the board reset.
There is always at least one team that bets everything and ends up losing it all. When this happens, abutton will appear. There is no limit on the number of loans a team can receive, but in the final calculation, loaned money is subtracted from the team's total.
Double-click thebutton to calculate the final scores. The winning team(s) will be highlighted in blue.