This project is a creative opportunity for students to show what they have learned about the four integer operations. The prompt tells students that they have been selected by a toy company to design an educational integer game. Students may create a game in the format of their choice - it can be a board game, card game, or even a video game (if kids are up to the task. A PowerPoint will do). However, in order for their product to be produced and distributed, it must live up to the high standards of the company.
First, students fill out the brainstorming sheet. This gives them a chance to run their ideas by you (as well as their calculations with integers) so you can steer them in the right direction if necessary. This can be done in class or as a homework assignment.
Students have a checklist and rubric to help them ensure that they have everything they need for their game. These items should also make it easier to grade. I hope you and your students find this project to be challenging and fun!
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