SET is the award winning puzzle game that is truly a challenge for the whole class. Students ages six through college can challenge one another – age and experience are not advantages because SET draws on fundamental thinking processes.
For this exercise, transparencies can be placed on the overhead projector or printed on a worksheet for students to work individually or in teams.
Activity: Place two cards on the overhead projector. Ask the students to describe the missing card. For younger students, have them fill in missing adjectives in a sentence you provide.
More Advanced Activity: Place two cards on the overhead projector. Ask the students to draw the missing card and then write a sentence describing it.
Example: I need two open purple ovals to complete this SET.
Place two new cards on the overhead projector. Ask the students to draw the missing card and then write a sentence using a different verb or sentence structure. Example: In order to complete this SET, a solid red oval is required.
Continue as above: The third sentence could be: “Please give me an open red diamond.”
You can use XACTIKA to teach students how to create bell curves and bar graphs. Once your students have created their graphs, they can use the visual aids to learn about statistics and probabilities and to better understand how using statistics and probabilities affects their strategy when playing the game.