Games can be a great asset to a classroom. Games help students to be more motivated in what they are learning. Traditional learning can have students zone out and not learn what is being taught, but a game can grasp the students attention and help them learn in a fun way.
There is this site called mathgames.com. It is a free site, where I can track their progress. There are multiple games within the site along with practice problems on any 8th grade math topic you can think of! But one game in particular that I found extremely helpful, the game is King of Math. King of Math is an extremely fun game that has students solve a variety of problems to help them shoot the zombies. I know what you’re thinking, that this can’t possibly be an educational game. But I played it myself and have found that it isn’t really about saving the castle. It really helps students think quickly about how to solve a problem. This game can be played with equations, algebra, fractions, and decimals.
For me this would be a really great way to have students practice their skills without having them just answer countless worksheets. At the end of the lesson, I can have students log on and start playing games or doing the extra problems that they provide. This is definitely a website I will be utilizing. It will definitely get students to enjoy what they are learning.
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