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The Teacher's Guide to a Math Game Design Unit [Recorded Webinar]

Everything you need to know to implement a game design unit in your classroom.

By Twana Young May 9, 2017

Students and adults across the world are engaged in playing all types of games. What if we could harness that enthusiasm for games as an instructional strategy?

In this recorded webinar, you will learn everything you need to know to implement a math game design unit in your classroom, including:

  • How to support the development of skills such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration
  • How engineering design principles can be used to guide the design process
  • Stories and strategies from other educators who have used this unit in their classrooms
  • Printable guides and resources to facilitate the entire unit

Students get excited about the opportunity to take what they've learned and put it into a game that can be enjoyed by other people. Implemented in this way, game design can deepen students' understanding of math concepts as well as provide a unique way to assess their learning!

Watch the recorded webinar:

 

 

 

The following documents are referred to in the recorded webinar, and are free to download and use:

Game Design: Teacher Guide

Game Designer Manual (Student Guide)

Quick Start Guide

gamedesignmanualexample.jpgThe Game Design Unit includes activities for each stage of the design process. 

 

Be sure to enter your students' math games into the K-12 Game-a-thon challenge before July 1st!

Learn More About Game-a-thon

 

Twana is an Instructional Designer at MIND Research Institute. Follow her on Twitter: @TwanaYoung

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