Math Educ & Learning Theory
Proportional Reasoning & Games?
Flash Intro Project
Flash Math Project
Post Mortem 1
Final Math Project
Math & Learning Theory
topics for Final Project
Educational Game Design
Final Math Project
EDUC475, DGIM465, and CS480
- 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
- 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:
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?
November 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 am
November 28, 6:00 pm: Alex, Melissa, Bob, Greg, Josh, and Sam: Suggestions? Discussion [using logins provided].
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.
Alex, Melissa, Bob, Greg, Josh, and Sam responsible for continuing conversation with teacher on Suggestions? Discussion
November 30, 6:00 pm: Beta version of game (.swf file and HTML file) due
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 Db
Final (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.
- 30 percent of total grade
- Due Date
- various due dates listed above
Questions/comments, please contact Suzanne Alejandre.
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