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]]>Originally Recorded March 2014
We recently welcomed Martin Esterman, 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge winner, for a discussion and to take a look at his newest math game, Multiplication Blocks, available on GameUp! He’ll show you its ins and outs, focusing on the ways it can help increase performance. Martin will also talk about some of the problems he sees with traditional fluency building, and offer strategies for supporting students.
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]]>In this tutorial video, follow exemplary teacher, Sharon Johnson, as she uses the game “Monster School Bus” with her class. She shares some of the strategies she uses for engaging the class in discussion, mechanics for how to use the game, and fun complementary learning activities. Math Snacks games are developed by NMSU’s Learning Games Lab, with funding from the National Science Foundation. The games and teaching resources are available online at mathsnacks.com.
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]]>Use these Sortify Multiplication Game Discussion Starters to help students reflect on their learning during and after the Sortify: Multiplication game, and expand the discussion to how game play relates to real life.
What strategies did you use when choosing your bin labels?
How did you decide which bin to place your tiles in when there was more than one option?
Did you use the Peek at Tiles tab during game play? How did that help you increase your score?
Which tiles were the most difficult to sort? Why?
Were there any bin labels that were confusing to you? How did you figure it out?
What are some other ways your tiles could have been sorted?
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]]>The screencast outlines the teacher resources and assessment strategies for using the “Lure of the Labyrinth Employee Cafeteria” math game on BrainPOP’s GameUp. How are you using this game for assessment? Let us know in the comments below!
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]]>This screencast outlines teacher support materials and assessment strategies for using the Monster School Bus math game by New Mexico State University’s Learning Games lab.
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]]>For use while playing Monster School Bus, this game strategy worksheet encourages students to record their general strategy for game-play and then to write down specific number combinations for each level. Using the “Potions” column, students can track how many potions (out of a given total) they earned in each level.
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]]>Download this graphic organizer from our partner, Thinkport, to help students record their thinking and strategies while playing the Lure of the Labyrinth: Employee Cafeteria game. You can also view our lesson plan to find more ideas for incorporating the game into meaningful classroom practice.
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]]>Download additional lesson suggestions for teaching with the Monster School Bus math game from our partner, NMSU.
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