Finals week often has awkward down time for students. With that in mind, I made a game for my middle school students to play next week.
I’d love some feedback on the directions, the scoring system, and the game itself.
And if you play with your students, let me know how it goes!
A Few Words About Points
The decision to award more points for even values was arbitrary (I could just as easily have chosen odds) but also intentional (I want to motivate students to observe patterns/behavior and use their observations to target certain values or types of numbers).
More points for higher numbers was un-arbitrarily intentional (I want to motivate students to tinker with larger numbers).
I want students to hunt in a clearly defined, finite space, hence the 1-100 boundaries. Good idea? Bad idea? I’m not sure yet. I’ll let you know how things go next week.