6th grade math class creates board games

Matthew Schlegel’s sixth grade class was assigned to create an original board game that involved mathematical strategies.  The class presented their finished math games to the rest of the class.

Maria Xhalia and her partner created a life size checker board game that represented a coordinate plane graph. Because of the fragile mat, the girls instructed their peers to take their shoes off before stepping on the game. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Maria Xhalia and her partner created a life size checker board game that represented a coordinate plane graph. Because of the fragile mat, the girls instructed their peers to take their shoes off before stepping on the game. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Maya Baker presents her candy themed board game to the class. Schlegel authorized his classes, in groups of two or three, to design creative board games involving information from recent chapters. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Maya Baker presents her candy themed board game to the class. Schlegel authorized his classes, in groups of two or three, to design creative board games involving information from recent chapters. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Hannah Saulnier explains her original Hunger Games themed board game based off the cornucopia in Catching Fire. Saulnier and her partner Elizabeth Staid chose to make their board circular to create a better image of the cornucopia. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hannah Saulnier explains her original Hunger Games themed board game based off the cornucopia in Catching Fire. Saulnier and her partner Elizabeth Staid chose to make their board circular to create a better image of the cornucopia. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
When the students presented they were told to explain the rules of the game. After all the presentations, the students were allowed to choose a few games that they wanted to play themselves. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
When the students presented they were told to explain the rules of the game. After all the presentations, the students were allowed to choose a few games that they wanted to play themselves. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Part of their project was to create a box that their game would go in as a real board game would. Many of the students used their artistic skills to decorate the box and the game board itself. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Part of their project was to create a box that their game would go in as a real board game would. Many of the students used their artistic skills to decorate the box and the game board itself. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Schlegel asks sixth graders Abby Corrao and Olivia Ford a question about the rules of their game. Many students asked questions during their peers’ presentations to get a better understanding of the game. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Schlegel asks sixth graders Abby Corrao and Olivia Ford a question about the rules of their game. Many students asked questions during their peers’ presentations to get a better understanding of the game. Credit: Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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