Students will collaborate to create a board game using what they have learned about positive and negative integers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, absolute value, and rational numbers).
1. A breakdown of daily requirements to keep students on task
2. Project description for students: includes a sheet to help them plan, organize, and assign responsibilities
3. Team Member Rubric: students confidentially rate their team members' contributions to the assignment
4. Game Board Evaluation: form used by groups to provide feedback on other games within the class upon playing them
5. Teacher Grading: how points are dispersed and totaled
This assignment can easily be made interdisciplinary or simply change the topic to use for any content area:
-Find out what topic is being covered in Science or Social Studies and have students create their game around information what they are learning in those classes. Perhaps students create a game for students in another country or incorporate topics such as environmental science into the game. The options are endless. See how we did it with geography and the 50 states: Check out our US Games Project
-Incorporate the English teacher with writing and creating a descriptive advertisement for the game.