Integer Matrix Created by Karen Boe & John Spiegel |
| Instructional Objective | Learners & Context | Object of Game | Game Materials |
Integer Matrix was created to have the learner practice adding integers.
The game meets the following National Math Standards:
Integer Matrix is designed for two players, but it can be utilized in a classroom setting with four players with two per team. The game is focused on math students practicing how to add positive and negative integers. This typically occurs in the United States in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade (age 10 to adult). The players needs to have basic prior knowledge on how to add integers at a very introductory level. Integer Matrix will provide the practice to perfect the players ability level. Integer Matrix takes minutes to learn, but a Millennium to master.
The object of the game is to create a net positive or negative score that is farthest away from zero through the addition of integer matrices.
Integer Matrix only takes minutes to set up. The length of the game is determined by the skill level of the players, on average a game takes 20 to 35 minutes to complete. To master the matrix may take a millennium. In a classroom setting ideally it should take one hour to explain the game and allow students to play Integer Matrix.
The Rules
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Design Process
Books & Journals
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Last updated October 2001
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