The Gamification of 5th Grade Math
I confess: I haven’t read Mr. Smith’s submission yet, specifically because I don’t want to get his brilliance all over my thought process.
When we started talking about gamifying 5th grade math, my thoughts quickly went to the idea of talent trees, something I have mentioned previously. Here’s an example of a partially completed paladin talent tree, from World of Warcraft.
For a 5th grade math curriculum, each level of the talent tree would consist of a bigger idea (I went with units from our sample scope and sequence), with each block on that level representing a particular skill or lesson from that unit. It looks something like this:
Let’s dive into how gamification makes this idea more than a poorly assembled PowerPoint image.