Back to back drawing

Contact Katharine Hutchinson for further information about this technique.

Back-to-back drawing is a useful strategy to use when revising diagrams. It therefore lends itself to being used in science, geography, DT, history and PE.



Dry wipe marker

Diagram that you want the students to reproduce, added to a PowerPoint slide.


Split your group into pairs and have each pair sit back to back. One person looks at the projected image, the other faces away from it.

The person looking at the picture gives verbal instructions to their partner on how to draw the diagram (without simply telling them what the shape or image is). Their partner draws this on their ii-whiteboard.

After a set amount of time, have each set of partners compare their diagrams with the original version and see which team drew the most accurate replica.