Introduction
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Educational Game Design Final Math Project
- Purpose
- Create a Flash/Java applet game for middle school students to use in math class.
- Assigned Groups
- Group 1: AJ, Russell, Alex, Jim
- Group 2: Iris, Melissa, Bob, Stephen
- Group 3: Jonathan, Major, Greg, Matt, Josh
- Group 4: Aaron, Gwen, Sam, Ryan
- Assigned Topics
- Group 1: Geometry
- Group 2: Algebra
- Group 3: Data Analysis/Probability
- Group 4: Number and Operations
- Description
- Each group will create one Flash or Java applet game. The math topics are number and operations, algebra, measurement, data analysis/probability. For this group project these are the requirements:
November 14, 6:00 pm: a one-page PDF document submitted by one person per group to include: Group members List responsibilities of each group member Proposed name of game Where's the math? What will students learn? How will you know they learned it? Target audienceNovember 16, 10:00 am: each group will submit a handwritten document with the following information: Storyboard components with name of responsible person, for example: description of game explanation of the math how learning will be assessed visuals illustrating game on paper technical explanation (Flash specifics)November 21, 9:30 am: Storyboard components due in class completed Storyboard will be turned in by 10:50 amNovember 28, 6:00 pm: Alex, Melissa, Bob, Greg, Josh, and Sam: Suggestions? Discussion [using logins provided]. Teacher Feedback:
**Part I:***[first post to be completed by 6:00 pm, November 28]* Initiate a conversation describing your group's game and asking at least three questions to prompt a response from the classroom teacher. Ongoing conversation is encouraged focusing on the educational value of the game, how students learn the mathematical topics addressed in the game, etc.
**Part II:***[ongoing posts through December 5]* Once the beta version of the game is accessible online, continue the conversation with the classroom teacher and share with members of your group.
**Part III:***[paper due by midnight, December 6]* Each of the six education students writes 2 or 3 pages about the Teacher Feedback discussion addressing the value of the feedback and how it was used by your group.November 30, 6:00 pm: Beta version of game (.swf file and HTML file) due
Alex, Melissa, Bob, Greg, Josh, and Sam responsible for continuing conversation with teacher on Suggestions? Discussion
December 6, 12:00 midnight: two deliverables:
**(1)**Teacher Feedback (PDF) from**each**education student
**(2)**the final prototype of the game.December 7: Play Day in class (Try each other's final projects/fill out evaluation form on each) Group 1 - Bounce Group 2 - Panic Project Group 3 - Snowball Group 4 - Numbers DbFinal (optional): View projects that are cataloged in Math Tools. Start or join in on a discussion thread to receive feedback from the Math Tools community.
- Value/Rubric
- 30 percent of total grade
- Due Date
- various due dates listed above
Questions/comments, please contact Suzanne Alejandre. [
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