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    6th grade math project

  Creating a Math Board Game
Beginning the Project
• What makes a board game so much fun?
  You have challenges like roadblocks or
  false paths that make you backtrack.
  Then you land on a lucky square that lets
  you leap forward past your opponent. Best
  of all, you are with your friends as you
  play. For this project, you will use
  mathematics to create a game. Then you
  will play your game with friends or family
  for a trial run. Finally, you will decorate
  your game and bring it to class to play.
ACTIVITY 1: PLANNING
• Choose a setting for your game
  board. Is the game in a cave, in a
  castle, or in a person’s digestive
  tract?
• Decide whether you want players to
  move by selecting cards, rolling
  number cubes, or both.
• Do you want the end of the game to
  be determined by the number of
  points someone has or by reaching
  an end square?
ACTIVITY 2: DEVELOPING

• Make a draft of your game board.
• Add details
• Use good judgement in determining
  questions to answer in order to move
  around your board.
• Think of adventures and misadventures for
  your game like: “See a shooting
  star…round 12.392 to the nearest tenth to
  make a wish and move forward 5 spaces”
  OR “Fall off a cliff. Multiply 15.7 x 0.0003
  correctly or move back 3 spaces.
ACTIVITY 3: DESIGNING
• Add details to your game board that requires
  decimal skills, such as: adding, subtracting,
  multiplying and dividing decimals; place value;
  rounding and estimation with decimals; comparing
  and ordering decimals; reading and writing
  decimals.
• You may include other math skills as well.
• Make the size of the game board at least 11.5 in x
  15 in.
• Use illustrations and color.
• Put a cardboard backing on the game board.
ACTIVITY 4: ORGANIZING

• Finish your game board.
• Write the rules of your game.
• Organize everything needed to
  play your game.
  HOW WILL THE PROJECT BE GRADED?
CATEGORY                          4                          3                      2                       1
Decimal Knowledge    Your game included             Your game              Your game focused      Your game included
                     opportunities to use           provided               on one or two          no more than one
                     addition, subtraction,         opportunities for      decimal related        aspect of decimal
                     multiplication, and division   most, but not all      concepts. For          calculations and
                     of decimals, as well as        decimal related        example: addition      uses.
                     other decimal related          concepts.              and subtration only
                     concepts
Rules                Rules written clearly          Rules were             Rules were written,    The rules were not
                     enough that all could easily   written, but one       but people had         written.
                     participate                    part of the game       some difficulty
                                                    needed slightly        figuring out the
                                                    more explanation.      game.
Creativity           The group put a lot of         The group put          The group tried to     Little thought was
                     thought into making the        some thought inot      make the game          put into making the
                     game interesting and fun to    making the game        interestin and fun,    game fun or
                     play as shown by the           interesting and fun    but some of the        interesting.
                     creative questions, game       to play by using       things made it
                     pieces and/or game board.      textures, gancy        harder to
                                                    writing, and/or        understand/enjoy
                                                    interesting            the game.
                                                    characters.
Presentation         The game board, rules, and     The game board,        The game board         The game board was
                     other related material was     rules, and any         was not well           presented in a way
                     very well presented and        other related          presented bul only     that showed little or
                     was free of any errors.        material was well      contained minor        no effort. It
                                                    presented. It was      errors.                contained many
                                                    mostly error free.                            errors.


 16 pt = 100 A+     15 pts = 92 A-          14 pts = 91 B+               13 pts = 87 B           12 pts = 83 B-

 11 pts = 82 C+     10 pts = 78 C           9 pts = 74 C-                8 pts = 68 D            <8 pts = 64 F
     DEADLINES

•   September 26th = Rough Draft of Board
•   October 3rd = Final Game Board
•   October 17th = All Materials Finished
•   October 26th – 28th = Presentations

				
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