Reflection: Lesson Planning Creating Math Games - Section 1: Introduction

 

This lesson is all about applying what students have learned all year. I planned this lesson to give students an open-ended way to express their understanding of math. This open-ended assignment of designing a math game gives students a chance to think outside the box as they reason through how a math game might work (MP2). They have to ask themselves, what in math do I want to use for the problems in the game? How do I want to set the game up? What happens if someone can't do the math in my game? etc. 

As I watch students create games I am impressed at the level of the math reasoning students are employing. They are creating shopping games where players earn and spend money to $5.00. They are creating double digit addition and subtraction problems for students to determine if they are right or wrong. They are creating math word problems. Each game shows thought, reasoning and how they are modeling with mathematics to create their games (MP4).

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Creating Math Games

Unit 18: Strategies That Work
Lesson 15 of 16

Objective: SWBAT apply the things they have learned this year to the creation of their own math games.

Big Idea: Students have gained new understandings of the math concepts this year and now they have a chance to use that to create games to play.

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Math, Measurement, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , problem solving, addition, subtraction, review, estimation
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