1. July 24, 2012

    Make math tests fun


    Game developers, designers, and educators: the Educational Testing Service (ETS) invites you to participate in the ETS Assessment Games Challenge, a competition to create a math assessment task in the form of a game. Specifically, the goal of the challenge is to create games that test students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in K-12 mathematics.

    Assessment games should be based on Learning Progressions in some field of K-12 math. You may supply your own progression, or use one of those provided by ETS. (If you have no idea what a Learning Progression is, or where to find one, check out this helpful guide.)

    One Grand Prize winner will receive $7,000, the opportunity to meet with the Vice President of Research at ETS, and an all-expenses-paid trip to showcase the winning project at an ETS Learning and Games demo space in Princeton, N.J. Three runners-up will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Princeton and will meet with the VP of Research.

    You have approximately one month left to enter — the submission deadline is August 18. Get started on your K-12 math assessment task today!

    More news on educational gamification:
    Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On [Mashable]  
    An Inspirational Teacher’s Story of Making Learning Fun [The Gamification Corporation]
    Math teacher uses gamification to help at-risk students succeed [Go Venture Oasis] 

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    By Megan 

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