I used this Excel spreadsheet to generate bingo cards for teaching *organic* nomenclature and functional groups to first year students during a recitation section. I gave each student a handful of pennies and a bingo card generated randomly. The topics could be easily changed to inorganic nomenclature, solid state lattices, you name it. Its a quick way to review a small amount of material before an exam.
A student will cement their knowledge of nomenclature (or other topic) by playing a fun game in class.
pennies, about 10 per student, or some other marking object.
I couldn't find an easier way to make a bunch of random bingo cards except to sort them by the random number in column a, and print the card. If someone is a better Excel programmer than me, I'd love to see another version. (or one that has inorganic questions in it...). A student wins when they cover all 9 spaces on their card. I went to Target or Walmart or something and bought a handful of cheap fun toys for fantabulous prizes.
if a student wins, I make sure they know the definitions of all the words on their card, or they don't get a prize.
its a good review of a single topic. Students had fun winning prizes.