Proposal to present at MCTM conference

January 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm Leave a comment

[the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics has its annual Spring Conference in Duluth on April 26 – 27]

The Multiplayer Classroom: Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching Algebra

Jeffrey Jones

In this session I will explain how I use the multiplayer classroom in the teaching of high school algebra. I will present a short sample lesson where participants can create an avatar, complete a mathematical task and possibly ā€œlevel up.ā€ Then I will discuss the benefits and possible drawbacks of game-based math education, along with ways to design and implement a multiplayer classroom.

Books referenced:

The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game, Lee Sheldon (2011)

5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, Mary Kay Stein, Margaret Schwan Smith (2011)

Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving: High School, Frances Curcio, Theresa Gurl, Alice Artzt, Alan Sultan (2012)

Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching, Nicola Whitton, Alex Moseley (2012)

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