A quick thinking, fast talking game
Fast four topics in this resource are related to different topics commonly covered in Year 1- 2 classrooms. These include
- HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY
- The history of us
- Places and People
- Stories that bind us
- Light, Sound Heat
- Land and Sky
- Living Things
Fast Four’ is quick thinking task that enables you and your child(ren)to generate ideas and discuss them with others.
The task can be used as a thinking warm up , just for fun or even an interesting addition to family meal times.
You and your child(ren) select a fast four card from the pile/screen. Your child(ren)can choose to do the task and/or record ideas in way that makes sense to them. It can also be done in pairs or as a small group. Your child(ren)need to discuss and play a part in the recording of ideas generated.
It is worthwhile walking around and listening to ideas being generated as they can provide a quick glimpse into thinking, misconceptions, and connections being made as a result of the the focus of the fast four topics.
Ideas that are generated involve both critical and creative thinking. Encourage the generation of ideas and see ideas perceived as ‘wrong’ or not supported by fact, as a stepping stone to shared thinking and further exploration. It is supposed to be a fun game, not a chance to ‘get it right’.