Evaluation matrix: Adventure sequences game

Name of teaching resource

Adventure sequences game on BBC website

Weblink (if web based)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_sequences/play/

 

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

Year 4

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

The game would be best used individually, however it could be used in groups by taking turns.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

Mathematics. The Australian Curriculum (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2015) states that year 4 students should be able to “Investigate number sequences involving multiples of 3,4,6,7,8 and 9”.

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

  •  Fun way for children to practice number sequences
  • Has 3 difficulty levels.
  • Can be played at home as well as at school.
  • Has a link for worksheets that teachers could print and use during a lesson or assign as homework
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

  •  Difficult to use in a group task, could cause arguments between students.
  • Each game is very short.
  • Difficult for teacher to monitor or assess. Unless the teacher is sitting with the child, there is no way of knowing how successful the student was.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

This website provides many games for areas of learning such as literacy, maths and science.

It could be used during group time, for example some students could be playing this game while others are completing worksheets.

It could also be used as a reward for students who have shown good behaviour.

 

REFERENCES

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2015). Mathematics. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/mathematics/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#level2

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