4kids, Matrix Learning & Arcademics:   Motivating Middle School  Students with Games   Doug Adams Senior Project Leader, A...
 
National Partnerships – CA, KS, NM, OH National Partnerships – TX, MA, MS, PR 0
<ul><li>Goal:   Use emerging technology games and digital tools in after-school programs to improve middle school mathemat...
<ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology  – iPod with video, microphone, digital video camera, we...
Involves two quantities The comparisons can be : *Whole group to whole *Part to part (same group) *Part to whole (same gro...
<ul><li>Program Implementation Environments  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 x week after school – 45 minutes each </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>Program Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules of learning with engaging video introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>http://4kids.org   </li></ul>Minus Mission Elementary Automaticity Subtraction 0
0 Elementary Math & Language Arts Single & multiplayer http://arcademicskillbuilders.com   Arcademic Skill Builders
<ul><li>http://matrixgames.altec.org   </li></ul>Ratio Martian Examples/non-examples Automatization Feedback to show progr...
<ul><li>http://matrixgames.altec.org   </li></ul>Ratio Blaster Characteristic: Equivalency Reinforcement & automaticity St...
<ul><li>http://matrixgames.altec.org   </li></ul>Plotter the Penguin <ul><li>Linear equations </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate...
Laser Sonic Spy Using a protractor Reading a protractor Estimation Angle of reflection/ angle of approach 0 In Testing
Vocabulary Ranker Multiplayer Understanding vocabulary Finding examples Peer review 0 In Development
<ul><li>Program Components – Spring Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video planning & production – Extreme Shoebox Makeover </l...
<ul><li>Engaging Videos with Teaching Guides </li></ul>0
<ul><li>Project-Based Learning ::  MathTube </li></ul>0 Extreme Shoebox Makeover:  http:// www.youtube.com/user/matrixlear...
<ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student achievement & engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher comfort ...
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<ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod support of Flash & Java – more learning potential when this is a reality! </...
<ul><li>Web-Based Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matrix Games http://matrixgames.altec.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arc...
<ul><li>Overruled – Engaging Video/Guide </li></ul>0
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  1. 1. 4kids, Matrix Learning & Arcademics:  Motivating Middle School Students with Games Doug Adams Senior Project Leader, ALTEC Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortium Web: http://altec.org Email: [email_address] 0
  2. 3. National Partnerships – CA, KS, NM, OH National Partnerships – TX, MA, MS, PR 0
  3. 4. <ul><li>Goal: Use emerging technology games and digital tools in after-school programs to improve middle school mathematics achievement of students in urban and rural schools not making AYP. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ratio & Proportion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linear Equations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data & Statistics </li></ul></ul>0
  4. 5. <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology – iPod with video, microphone, digital video camera, web cam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Pedagogy – ratio & proportion, linear equations, data & statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy – Quantum Simulations (artificial intelligence), Content Mastery Routine (SIM Model) </li></ul></ul>0
  5. 6. Involves two quantities The comparisons can be : *Whole group to whole *Part to part (same group) *Part to whole (same group) *Part of one group to whole of another *Part of one group to part of another Written with a word (to) Written with a colon (:) Written with a fraction (2/5) Written with a decimal (.40) * Equivalent 5/0 .5 to 10 5cm to 1cm 5 oranges for $1 10 to 5 = 2 to 1 5/10 5-1 5+1 5/0 5 to 0 1) 6 black cats to whole group of 10 cats (6/10 or 3/5) 2) 2/3 (2 cats to 3 dogs) *RATE* 3) 2 white cats: 2 black cats 4) 6/7 (6 black cats to 7 black dogs) Ratio comparison *Units same *Units different *Follow fractions rules * Scale Subtraction Addition Zero 100-60=40 7 + 8 = 15 7/0 A ratio is a comparison involving two quantities . A ratio can represent a) a part to a whole OR; b) part to part of same group OR ; c) whole group to whole group OR; d) part of one group to whole of another; OR; e) part of one group to part of another. Quantity Division Parts Whole Units Rate Unit Rate Decimal Scale Equivalent Comparison Subtraction Addition Zero 0 Quantities are divided
  6. 7. <ul><li>Program Implementation Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 x week after school – 45 minutes each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemental education class periods during the school day – 3 x week/45 min </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three week summer program – 6 hours/day </li></ul></ul>0
  7. 8. <ul><li>Program Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modules of learning with engaging video introductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning activities using technology to create authentic products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Flash games in learning centers for independent exploration & reinforcement of skills </li></ul></ul>0
  8. 9. <ul><li>http://4kids.org </li></ul>Minus Mission Elementary Automaticity Subtraction 0
  9. 10. 0 Elementary Math & Language Arts Single & multiplayer http://arcademicskillbuilders.com Arcademic Skill Builders
  10. 11. <ul><li>http://matrixgames.altec.org </li></ul>Ratio Martian Examples/non-examples Automatization Feedback to show progress Re-teaching links 0
  11. 12. <ul><li>http://matrixgames.altec.org </li></ul>Ratio Blaster Characteristic: Equivalency Reinforcement & automaticity Student feedback Re-teaching links 0
  12. 13. <ul><li>http://matrixgames.altec.org </li></ul>Plotter the Penguin <ul><li>Linear equations </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinates </li></ul><ul><li>Adding to X and Y </li></ul><ul><li>Rise and run </li></ul><ul><li>Slope </li></ul><ul><li>Enemy boss </li></ul>0
  13. 14. Laser Sonic Spy Using a protractor Reading a protractor Estimation Angle of reflection/ angle of approach 0 In Testing
  14. 15. Vocabulary Ranker Multiplayer Understanding vocabulary Finding examples Peer review 0 In Development
  15. 16. <ul><li>Program Components – Spring Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video planning & production – Extreme Shoebox Makeover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary using Intel Visual Ranking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review students’ work with iPod Touches </li></ul></ul>0
  16. 17. <ul><li>Engaging Videos with Teaching Guides </li></ul>0
  17. 18. <ul><li>Project-Based Learning :: MathTube </li></ul>0 Extreme Shoebox Makeover: http:// www.youtube.com/user/matrixlearning
  18. 19. <ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student achievement & engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher comfort with technology & steps to implement projects that use technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-development with students for future game ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore potential of iPod Touches </li></ul></ul>0
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  20. 21. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod support of Flash & Java – more learning potential when this is a reality! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources must be customizable if used during the school year to support existing curriculum requirements </li></ul></ul>0
  21. 22. <ul><li>Web-Based Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matrix Games http://matrixgames.altec.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arcademic Skill Builders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://arcademicskillbuilders.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube videos http://www.youtube.com/user/matrixlearning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantum Simulations http://www.quantumsimluations.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library of Virtual Manipulatives http:// nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Star http:// mathstar.lacoe.edu/lessonlinks/welcome.html </li></ul></ul>0
  22. 23. <ul><li>Overruled – Engaging Video/Guide </li></ul>0

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