How to use a Memory Test in a Nearpod lesson

Memory Test shows students a grid of "face-down" image cards that they click on one by one to reveal an image. Their objective is to match identical images. This can be a great brain break or game.

In this article, you'll learn how to:

Teach with a Memory Test activity

When students reach a Memory Test in a lesson, they will see a group of images face down.  They will select two images at a time until they find an exact match. 

  • If the images are a match, they will remain face up,
  • If the images are not a match, they will return face down.    

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When the student completes the Memory Test, they will receive a Well done message and score for the total moves they made.


If the Memory Test has a final question; the student will:

  • Select Show Question
  • Check the appropriate box to respond
  • Reveal the correct response by selecting Check my answer


  • If they are correct, they will receive a prompt that the question was answered correctly.
  • If they are incorrect, they will receive a prompt to Try Again.


Add a Memory Test activity into your lesson

1. While editing your lesson, select Add Slide 


2. Choose Memory Test from the Activities tab


3.  Select the Text Style or Images from search and drag and drop them onto the boxes on the grid. They will automatically duplicate. 

  • Search for images with Bing SafeSearch, add keywords to the left bar to view options.
  • Search Other images, by browsing your files or DropBox

4.  Select the Grid Size to allow for 6, 8, or 12 pairs

5. Add a final question (optional)


6. If you choose to add a Final Question, write the question and select the correct answer with a check mark.  Then, select Done.



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