I was looking for a way to introduce a bunch of vocab at the beginning of my functions unit and I wanted something fun. I remembered some Taboo cards I had saved but of course, they didn't work for me. So I made my own.
I also don't know why I thought this was going to be a good idea. I guess because my Algebra I students had Algebra I as 8th graders so I thought they would at least be a little familiar with the words.
It started out excruciatingly painful. A few students in a row barely found one card they knew to even begin describing. Then students were using words not related to math at all to describe the math vocab word. It picked up over time but then students started just repeating what previous students had said before so the teams started to guess faster and faster.
I hope you have better luck with them than I did.
I will say that the next day I felt like students knew all the words and maybe some of the definitions. =)