The Inspiration

October 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

I teach math at a small-town high school. After 7 years of teaching, I wanted to push students to adapt a more positive disposition to math. I read books like Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for LearningWhat Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second EditionVideo Games and Learning: Teaching and Participatory Culture in the Digital AgeQuest to Learn: Developing the School for Digital Kids,  and Challenges for Game Designers. Video games, or games more generally, are amazing learning vehicles. We can focus on figuring out how the game is played.

But I can’t make a video game for Algebra 2. So I decided to try an experiment and take a page from The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game. In the spring trimester I picked one class and made it a multiplayer classroom. My next post will go over what happened.

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Hello world! Last spring’s experiment

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