Purchase this product to engage your students with a math challenge that incorporates their interest in video games while doing a design challenge.
Use your students love of video games to engage them while learning how to divide a fraction by a fraction!
You are looking for something new for your math class.
You want to try a math challenge but are unsure of how to do it.
You are so busy with so many tasks as a teacher, you haven’t had the time to figure out how to do a math challenge that incorporates a design challenge, design skills and your students interests.
Picture your class quietly drawing their video game storyboards while explaining how they correctly incorporated “dividing a fraction by a fraction” into their game design.
Your students will benefit from this product by learning how to apply "dividing a fraction by a fraction" to a real problem that your students will be engaged with.
Your students will also learn how to apply design thinking to their learning.
No technology needed! Students draw their video game storyboard on the design template that is part of the challenge booklet you will print off and give to students.
Instructions: print off the booklet and give to students.
- a template for students to show their progress learning how to divide fractions with fractions
- the design challenge
- a storyboard template
- an assessment rubric
1. Students will correctly demonstrate how to divide a fraction by a fraction.
2. Students will create a storyboard that demonstrates and explains the functionality of
a game incorporating dividing a fraction by a fraction.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.A.1 Solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions.
NGSS: MS-ETS 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4 Develop an iterative model to achieve optimal design
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences
This product is three products in one:
It is a Design Challenge Booklet
It is a Math Challenge Booklet
It is an Inquiry Booklet
This product also comes with an assessment rubric for Prototyping and Math
How to Use:
Print off the booklet, I recommend double sided, and give to students to complete.
Page 12 is an extra storyboard page for students who want to draw more storyboard views. This is optional.
The main storyboard page is for students to draw their screen view, demonstrate the math involved and do four questions demonstrating mastery of dividing a fraction by a fraction. (Summative Assessment)
There is a practice page for students to show their progress learning how to divide a fraction by a fraction. (Formative Assessment)
Students are to come up with a video game storyboard that incorporates dividing a fraction by a fraction. They will then draw what their game would look like and demonstrate the math involved.
Sample: The player gets a half energy block to finish the first stage. They get three lives to complete the first stage. How much energy is each life worth? 1/2 divided by 3 = 1/6.