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How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context

June 19, 2014
Jordan Shapiro
Instructor, Administrator, Tech Coordinator
Project Learn School
Philadelphia, PA
CATEGORIES In the Classroom

With game-based learning, students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is rendered obsolete. It is more than just subject matter, more than just content. There’s context. Students understand how integer partitions work within a system.
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The MindShift Guide to Games and Learning is made possible through the generous support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and is a project of the Games and Learning Publishing Council, of which Common Sense Media is a member. This article is excerpted by permission.