Instructions for Playing Jeopardy

  1. You can have students play jeopardy in small groups or two larger groups. If playing by teams, it is suggested that you appoint one score-time keeper for the class and a spokesperson on each team to give the answer. (We use two different colors of beads to select teams & then a single black bead is the score keeper.)

2.  Have a team pick a category and a point value.

3. Click on the chosen box for the question.

  1. Students must give the answer before clicking again.  The teacher may want to set a time limit (30 to 40 seconds) for answering the question.
  2. To see if student or group is correct, click again for the answer.
  3. If the student or team is CORRECT, they are awarded the point value of the question.
  4. If the student or team is INCORRECT, the opposing team may steal the points by correctly answering the question.
  5. Move your mouse to the picture of the house to return to the main screen.
  6. If a screen click brings up the Double Jeopardy slide, the student or team may wager some or all of their points to correctly answer the question.
  7. Continue until all questions have been answered.  The team with the most points wins.