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Author:Martha Jean Barrett; Kodak
Description: A project where students created their own mathematical board games for use with younger or less advanced students, for grades 4-8. Working in teams, advanced students covered seven math categories: whole numbers, decimals, fractions, measurement, geometry, graphs, and percents. Each team selected a theme and pattern for its game, began construction, and, after instruction in photography, went out into the community to find photographic subjects that would lend themselves to consumer math problems. They then wrote and solved math problems related to the photos. When the games were completed, the advanced students demonstrated how the games were played for the developmental students, who had already studied the concepts in class. The developmental students became so enthusiastic as a result of the games that they went on to write and solve their own math problems on the basis of newspaper photos and items.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Educational Tools/Objects, Games, Articles
Math Topics: Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Measurement, Number Sense/About Numbers, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Applications/Connections
Math Ed Topics: Games, Visualizations

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