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Post Mortem 1
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Educational Game Design EDUC475, DGIM465, and CS480
Math Education and Learning Theory Resources
 Principles & Standards for School Mathematics
 Listed by grade band from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) website. View by strand:
Number and Operations
Algebra
Geometry
Measurement
Data Analysis and Probability

 These are examples of interactive activities that NCTM lists to help students understand the math concepts addressed in the five strands. Think about the specific mathematical topics for each. Select one to think about with the students at your table and how it might be presented in a game.

 EExamples and the NCTM Illuminations Site

Number and Operations:
Playing Fraction Track
Factor Game
Algebra:
Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships
Pan Balance  Expressions
Volt Meter
Geometry:
Making Triangles
Cube Nets
Measurement:
Ladybug Navigation
Circle String
Data Analysis and Probability:
Comparing Properties of the Mean and the Median
Fire
Line of Best Fit

 Learning Theory Resources

 Funderstanding: About Learning
 This page gives an overview of 12 different theories on how people learn.

 New Horizons for Learning: Multiple Intelligence Theory in the Classroom
 Leslie Owen Wilson's article, Why teachers are drawn to using
Multiple Intelligence Theory in their classrooms, explains her views on why multiple intelligence theory is a big attraction to teachers.

 Theory Into Practice
 Greg Kearsley's Theory Into Practice (TIP) site is a tool intended to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summaries of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts.

 Learning Theory  Models, Product, and Process
 Mark K. Smith writes about: What is learning? Is it a change in behaviour or understanding? Is it a process? Here we survey some common models.

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