Make Lessons Interactive with Partners Quiz

Are you looking for a way to make your lessons more interactive & effective?
Partners Quiz (PQ) is a great way to add an interactive component to almost any lesson!

Here are just a few reasons why you will love adding Partners Quiz (PQ) to your day!
  1. It is fun!  The kids cheer when they hear we are going to do Partners Quiz!
  2. Engaging!  Every student is up and interacting with the content!
  3. Brain Break!  The kiddos are up and moving as they are learning!
  4. Flexible!  You can use this activity with almost any academic content!
  5. Quick!  It does not take a lot of time - can easily be used as independent practice in almost any lesson!
  6. No Papers Grade!  Woot! Woot!
Students stand (holding their PQ card).
Students put one hand up to find a partner - closest student with hand up.  It's good to emphasize this because some will only want to play with their buddies.

Partners greet.
Partner A quizzes/coaches partner B.  
Partner B Answers
(If B does not know the answer, Partner A quickly shows the correct answer (coaches), and then quizzes again).
Partner A praises B with high 5 or compliment.

Same as Step 2 with roles reversed.
Partner B quizzes/coaches partner A.  
Partner A Answers
(If A does not know the answer, Partner B quickly shows the correct answer (coaches), and then quizzes again)
Partner B praises A with high 5 or compliment.

Partners thank each other, say good-by.
They put their hands up to find a new partner and repeat steps.

I set the timer for 5-10 minutes for the students to do this engaging activity.  I challenge them to PQ with as many different partners as they can.

I carry a card and participate in the activity for a number of reasons:
Kids love to quiz the teacher.
I can discreetly help struggling students.
I can quickly see if the class needs a "refresher" on PQ procedures.

If you would like to make your own PQ cards, click on picture below to get a Freebie PQ Editable Template.

How have you used Partner Quiz in your classroom?
If you have not yet used it, I hope I have inspired you to give it a try!


  1. Peggy - This looks so fun! I can't wait to plan a day for you to come out and do this with my class. Hope your week is going well.
    Teaching and Much Moore

  2. Vicky- thanks for stopping by! I would love to come QQT with you and your class! I am working on a multiplication/division set now.
    Peggy at Primary Flourish


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