Finally managed to get this game working after a mental 6 weeks back this year! Launching a new marking system and having some pretty heated debates around our marking policy has taken my 'game making time' down to bare minimum!
This one I am really happy with though, I used this last week with a lower achieving year 7 class, by the end of the lesson I had most of them completing the 'red level' questions on arcade mode and saying that it was easy! So I am feeling pretty happy with this game!
Looking back I should have made this one before the quadratic factorisation game but hey ho! The main concept is plugging in your double brackets, drag and drop the algebra discs into the grid, then counting them up and completing the final answer! Pictures below!
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The player is then able to click 'Check' and they will receive instant feedback on wether the answer is correct or not, while all the while receiving instant feedback throughout the game as the squares will highlight green if they are correct or red if they are incorrect. After completing the question the player can choose to click 'Method' and this will display the answer in an animation using the grid method. (Shown below).
As well as being able to enter ANY question into the workshop mode they are also able to play 'Arcade' mode, not although it doesn't follow the general style of an arcade mode function with timings/levels etc it has 4 levels of questions which are colour coded, I used these to set certain colours to members of the class, being able to track where each student was and seeing which questions they were trying out. A sample of the questions is shown below!
I hope you like it and if you try it out then please let me know how it goes or if you have any suggestions for improvements! I am really pleased with this one so far, I am now going to go back and slightly re-design the quadratic factorisation game to include the Method function, this part took the longest though so it may not be till christmas now!
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