I need research articles that discuss competitive games in the classroom. Do they work well for students? Do they hurt students who are not strong?
I am uploading Formative Assessment lesson plans for the Smarter Balanced Consortium. I have a lesson where we are set up like speed dating. We have 1/2 of the class stationary, and the other half moves from opponent to opponent. Each student has a deck of cards with only the numbers, no face cards. Aces are worth 1. Each student puts a card down, and the first person to say the correct answer after multiplying the two cards wins the round. Each duo plays once against each other and then one rotates. Each student records whether they won or lost the round. The teacher can walk around and see how strong each player is. My concern is that students who are weak, will be adversly affected, socio-pschologically or emotionally. .
- Class Culture / Differentiation / Engagement