Day 16: The Mistake GamePosted: September 17, 2012
Today was my 2nd attempt at the mistake game. The above picture is from a group who is not yet finished presenting and made a mistake when prompted to fix their mistake, I believe on purpose. So far I like that the mistake game takes the pressure off the group presenting; however there are two things I am not so sure of. First of all, I don’t like the extra time it takes for students to first figure out a purposeful mistake to add and then for the audience to ask the right questions to flesh out that mistake. Secondly, right now I have noticed two distinct student types; those that already understand the questions and are annoyed at the questioning process because of that, and those who don’t understand and actually make mistakes with their questions. I am worried that I am furthering the divide between these groups as it becomes apparent who is in each camp.
I think that I am going to try to do the next worksheet without the mistake game to get some perspective on which way is best for my current situation.