Project 8 Week 7

Learning Objective:

The game is trying to teach students the concept of fractions, to analyze each word problem to identify the given information and to develop strong problem solving skills. I am making a game that is suitable for beginners and non beginners who are just starting to become familiar with the concept of fractions and just starting to add and subtract fraction.

Formal Elements:

-2-4 players may be engaged in the game.
The way players interact with each other may be competitive

The rules of the game is each player begins at start, their goal is to reach to the finish line.
-Player is required to roll a dice. (ex. If the number is 4, they are to move 4 times),
-If they land  on a (pick a card). They are to grab a card from the fraction deck and solve it.
-if their answer is correct they move forwards 3
-if their answer is wrong they have to move 2 spots back and remain there.

The board game has locations that says
– pick a card  – (fraction questions
-challenge (challenged fraction questions)
– Move forward 4 times.

-Move back 2 times

The goal for the students is to reach to the finish line before the other players do, by solving fractions and fraction word problems.
Along their way, there will be different conflicts for them to battle against. To make it interesting and engaging as a regular board game.

The layout would be similar to THE GAME OF LIFE. BUT MATH RELATED PROBLEMS.

The game will help them gain problem solving skills.  Majority of children struggle with fraction word problems, and this may help them by identifying the given information whether is an addition or subtraction problems.

Fraction Deck Cards are based on students grade level.

The conflict between players are maintained, each player is to focus on reaching to the finishing line by solving fractions. The game prevents players from behaving frustrated because of the struggle they might have with fractions. So to prevent that, they may seek help from one the players. The way they will seek help is by them choosing who their willing to seek help from. If both get correct answer they will move forward 5 , if wrong they will both be required to move back 2 times.

This game is considered lil competitive  but engaging because children will be eagered to reach to the finish line.and trying to avoid moving back spaces.

Dramatic Elements:

Challenges represented to the player is the fractions and fraction word problems.
The skills the player will learn to master is analyzing word problems and being able to develop strong problem solving skills

The game is playful because it has different challenges for them along the way, in order to reach to the  finish line.


The game is engaging and the elements supports engagement to learning.  The fraction deck cards are based on grade level and lesson.
Choices that are meaningful in the game is weather they want to seek help or not from one of the players. If they do they do and the answer is wrong both players have to move back 2 times.
Its very easy to play, it may take one game round to learn.
Players learn how to play by followings the  procedure and the instructions the teacher is giving.

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About Robert O. Duncan

I'm an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at City University of New York, with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at New York University. My research interests include cognitive neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging, glaucoma, neurodegenerative disorders, attention, learning, memory, educational technology, pedagogy, and developing games for education.

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