### Middle School Lesson 2 Guessing Game 10-10-14

Middle School Lesson 2
Activity 3 – The Guessing Game
The purpose of this PowerPoint is to demonstrate the
effective way of teaching The Guessing Game.
There have been demonstrations of this activity that
fall short of its intent and by following this procedure
you will experience greater success in the classroom.
The objective of this activity is to demonstrate that
taking risks may not only affect the person making the
decision but those around them as well.
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This is an
example of a
classroom of
twenty-four
students.
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Use the team
concept to setup
the class for the
Guessing Game
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Score Board setup for
The Guessing Game
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Blue
Red
Green
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Every member of the
question without
help from other team
members.
One member from
each team is called
upon to stand up and
points they want to
risk for their team.
they marked in their
planner.
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Individual Team member risk points
(Example)
•Yellow team member risks 10 points
•Blue team member risks 20 points
•Red team member risks 10 points
•Green team member risks 30 points
(Score keeper records points each
team member has risked)
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Begin Guessing Game
Yellow
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Blue
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Red
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Green
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Score keeper makes a note of the answer for each team next to
the points risked.
Question 1: What percent of 12th grade students prefer to date
a non-smoker?
Score keeper totals the scores
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Guessing Game
Yellow
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+10 (78%)
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Red
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-20 (28%)
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+10 (78%)
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Green
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+30 (78%)
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Every member of the
question without
help from other
team members.
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Second member
from each team is
called upon to stand
many points they
want to risk for their
team. They will be
marked in their
planner.
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Individual Team member risk points
•Yellow team member risks 20 points
•Blue team member risks 20 points
•Red team member risks 20 points
•Green team member risks 30 points
(Score keeper records points each
team member has risked)
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Guessing Game
Yellow
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+10 (78%)
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Blue
Red
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-20 (28%)
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+10 (78%)
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Green
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+30 (78%)
80
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Score keeper makes a note of the answer for each team next to
the points risked.
Question 2: What percent of 8th grade students are current
smokers?
Score keeper totals the scores
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Guessing Game
Yellow
Blue
Red
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+10 (78%)
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-20 (39%)
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50
-20 (28%)
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+20 (7%)
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+10 (78%)
60
+20 (7%)
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Green
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+30 (78%)
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-30 (20%)
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Every member of the
question without
help from other team
members.
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Third member from
each team is called
upon to stand up and
points they want to
risk for their team.
they marked in their
planner.
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Individual Team member risk points
•Yellow team member risks 20 points
•Blue team member risks 10 points
•Red team member risks 80 points
•Green team member risks 10 points
(Score keeper records points each
team member has risked)
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Guessing Game
Yellow
Blue
Red
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+10 (78%)
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-20 (39%)
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-20 (28%)
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+20 (7%)
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+10 (78%)
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- 20 (7%)
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Green
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+30 (78%)
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-30 (20%)
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Score keeper makes a note of the answer for each team next to
the points risked.
Question 3: Use of marijuana by 8th grade students has
increased in the last ten years?
lost all of their points they will still continue in the game and will
choose how many points to risk. They may risk up to, but no
more than 50.
Score keeper totals the scores
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Guessing Game
Yellow
Blue
Red
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+10 (78%)
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-20 (39%)
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+20 (F)
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-20 (28%)
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+20 (7%)
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+10 (F)
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+10 (78%)
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+20 (7%)
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-80 (T)
0 (50)
Green
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+30 (78%)
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-30 (20%)
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+10 (F)
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Every member of the
question without
help from other
team members.
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Fourth member
from each team is
called upon to stand
many points they
want to risk for their
team. They will be
marked in their
planner.
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Individual Team member risk points
•Yellow team member risks 20 points
•Blue team member risks 20 points
•Red team member risks 30 points
•Green team member risks 20 points
(Score keeper records points each
team member has risked)
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Guessing Game
Yellow
Blue
Red
50
+10 (78%)
60
-20 (39%)
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+20 (F)
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50
-20 (28%)
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+20 (7%)
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+10 (F)
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+10 (78%)
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+20 (7%)
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-80 (T)
0
(30)
Green
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+30 (78%)
80
-30 (20%)
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+10 (F)
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Score keeper makes a note of the answer for each team next to
the points risked.
Question 4: What percent of 8th grade students used alcohol in
the last thirty days
Score keeper totals the scores.
(If Red at zero had continued to loose points they would continue with a
negative total score. All teams continue to play, even with a negative score.
their score to the positive.)
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Guessing Game
Yellow
Blue
Red
50
+10 (78%)
60
-20 (39%)
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+20 (F)
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-20 (45%)
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50
-20 (28%)
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+20 (7%)
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+10 (F)
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-20 (45%)
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50
+10 (78%)
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+20 (7%)
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-80 (T)
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+30 (16%)
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Green
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+30 (78%)
80
-30 (20%)
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+10 (F)
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-20 (45%)
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Continue until all students have been
called upon to answer a question.
•Based on this example of the Guessing Game
the DARE Instructor will ask a minimum of six of
the questions so all students have a chance to
answer and risk points for their team.
•Depending on the amount of time the instructor
has in the classroom will determine how many
questions they have time to ask.
•Instructor must complete all questions by using
the PowerPoint, or giving the correct answer.
•Remember this activity is used to illustrate the
concept of risk and how one person may take a
risk that can effect others (consequences).
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