A virtual version of the classic memory game which can be run on any PC and connected to classroom whiteboard/TV/projector if you have one (or even used with individual private students). Students choose cards by calling out the grid reference (i.e. A-1, C-6, etc.) and state the colour on the card, then chooses another card in the same manner, if there is a match the student/team gets a point and continues until they fail to find a match in which case play goes over to the other player/team.
Game is all self-contained in the SWF file and doesn't need internet connection or anything other than a keyboard and/or mouse, though for newer computer setups you may need to install an older browser and a copy of the flash plugin (which can both be found free, the plugin is available from the official Adobe site. Any questions about how to get this set up feel free to email me.)
For anyone who prefers a non-flash version, I will try to post an EXE file if the site hosts will allow it.
- click on card to turn it and click again on the same card to turn it back.
- extra keyboard controls are also available: A = reveal all cards, X = hide all cards, [down-arrow] = hide non-matching cards
- scoreboard for 2 teams is also provided, just click the button to add a point
*n.b. I've used this with ES students (grade 4,5,6 in class with giant tv) and children in general (4 years onwards) and it worked well and although it's quite simple the interactive elements and interface makes it a little more appealing.