It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to review. Just mix the BOOM! Cards in with another set of task cards and put them into a BOOM! bin. Players take turns drawing cards and answering them. They get to keep the cards they answer correctly. But if a player draws a BOOM! card, he must discard all of the cards he has collected. The game would be great at any math or literacy center and can be played in pairs or small groups. The download comes with BOOM! cards, teacher instructions, and student instructions.
This game is best played with multiple choice or short answer task cards that don’t take a lot of thought. The student should either know or not know the answer pretty quickly. So, if you are working with math task cards, you may not want to choose word problems or other cards that take pencil-and-paper computation. The instructions require the player to give the card she draws to another student to read out loud and check the answer, but in some cases the player may need to see the card. For example, if you are using these Round It! Task Cards, it would be difficult to answer the question without seeing the card.
The BOOM! cards are the same size as most of my other task cards. If you don’t want to create a BOOM! bin, then you could just have the students place the cards face-down on a table. You can find a catalog of all my task card sets listed alphabetically by subject here.