Game Over Gopher

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Coordinate an attack on hungry gophers. Scholars play a game that relies on placing objects on the coordinate plane to stop gophers from eating a carrot. As the game levels increase, learners encounter different scales and the need to reflect a point across an axis. The class also plays a team game where the object is to place four dots in a row on the coordinate plane while trying to keep the opposing team from doing the same thing.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Play an updated battleship game where the playing field is the coordinate plane
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computers equipped with Adobe Flash
  • The class should be familiar with the coordinate plane
Pros

  • Includes a teacher video on how to use the game for instruction
  • Provides teachers with wrap-up suggestions
  • Contains a short video on how to play the game
Cons

  • None