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Learning Games to Go (LG2G) was funded by a U.S. Department of Education Star Schools grant focused on learning and games and simulations. The project is spearheaded by Maryland Public Television (MPT) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education (CTE).

LG2G focuses on the needs of pre-algebra students. Algebra is quickly becoming an important gateway to scholastic and professional success. Many school systems currently require all high school students to pass an algebra course in order to graduate. In addition, successfully passing an algebra class is a requirement for taking more advanced science and mathematics courses, which in turn, are crucial in determining college options.

Because of this, LG2G decided to concentrate its efforts on games that could help pre-algebra students in their efforts to become better mathematical thinkers.

A large collection of people participate in this project, looking at questions like these:

  • Were learning games and simulations useful to students in helping them master core pre-algebra content? For which kinds of learners were games most successful?
  • Would teachers - bound by standards-based curricula and high-stakes testing - see the game as useful? Would they be able to find ways to integrate games and simulations into their pre-algebra curriculum?
  • What other technology-based resources can teachers and students use to help them master core content?

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The contents of project products were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

 

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U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program