Avoiding the “Summer Slump” with Math Games

June 26, 2014

Today's guest blogger, Derek Lomas, shares research about the dreaded summer slump and ways to support students from losing progress over the summer. Derek is a  learning scientist at Carnegie Mellon...

Mental Math Lesson Plan: Gate Game

June 23, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students will use a free math game to construct increasingly large numbers. They will practice skills in mental math, place value, operations (i...

The Sortify Game: A New Experiment in Playful Assessment

April 14, 2014

Sortify is a brand new offering from BrainPOP's GameUp that's designed to be used as a playful assessment. It’s an open-ended tool that is flexible enough to work for all grade levels (K-12) and ma...

Sortify Multiplication Game Discussion Starters

February 28, 2014

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 relat...

Assessment Strategies and Teacher Resources for Employee Cafeteria

January 30, 2014

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 asses...

Game-Based Learning Resources

November 12, 2013

We offer game-based learning lesson plans, research on games for learning, game making tools, student-made games, and more to support game-based-learning (GBL) using GameUp....

Sortify Discussion Starters

October 2, 2013

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 d...

Sortify Game: Tips and Tricks

October 2, 2013

You can use the following Sortify game tips and tricks to enhance student learning as they play the game, and to encourage awareness during play. Observe which bin labels students are choosing and w...

Carpenter’s Cut Differentation Strategies

September 4, 2013

The Carpenter's Cut game encompasses a wide range of levels. You can support struggling learners by allowing them in play in pairs. You may want to prevent them from advancing to levels that are too...

Pearl Diver Math Game Essential Questions

May 31, 2013

How can fractions be expressed, ordered, and compared? How is adding and subtracting fractions different and similar from working with whole numbers? How can number lines help us to predict the...