Teacher Review For Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Wonderful interactive game that teaches students how Rube Goldberg thinks

Stephanie L.
Classroom teacher
Edison Middle School Massillon ohio
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this app prior to my unit on Building a Rube Goldberg contraption. I paired students up and used the iPad version of the game. 7th and 8th grade students worked together and solved as many brain bending levels as possible. I uses this as a way for students to challenge each other. Paired groups worked well. Many students ended up purchasing the game to play on their own time.
My Take
I highly recommend this app as an instructional tool. Students learn the cause and effect of one item on another. It is highly interactive and students wanted to use the game as a reward.