Tip #594: A Dice Game to Check Retention

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“Unless we remember, we cannot understand.” E. M. Forster

“The game is meant to be fun.” Jack Nicklaus

The following Tip comes courtesy of Renard Brown of CSOSA.

This is a 10-minute small group activity to check retention that uses dice and a numbered list of topics. It serves as an anticipatory set (a brief activity or event at the beginning of the lesson that effectively engages participants’ attention and focuses their thoughts on the learning objective).

The game is as follows:

  • The participants work within their table groups. Each group is given one dice.
  • The numbers of the dice correspond to numbered topics in their participant manual or on a PowerPoint slide.
  • When a player rolls the dice, the
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