Ratio Rumble Math Game: Tips and Tricks

May 19, 2013

The Ratio Rumble math game contains many levels that get progressively more difficult, and it could take students around three hours to beat the game. Therefore, make sure students understand they are...

Invasion Science Game

May 15, 2013

Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for the Invasion, a free online science game that also reinforces social studies and language arts skills....

Math Snacks: Free Math Games and Animations from NMSU and GameUp!

April 29, 2013

Drs. Karen Trujillo and Barbara Chamberlin of New Mexico State University introduce Math Snacks, a collection of free math games and animations designed to address math learning gaps in grades 5-7. Wa...

Refraction Math Game Essential Questions

April 28, 2013

How can fractions be expressed, ordered, and compared? How is adding and subtracting fractions different and similar from working with whole numbers? How can models help us to predict t...

Quandary Assessment Ideas

April 28, 2013

Quandary is a great springboard for discussion, so plan to leave a chunk of time for this at the end of the session. We've provided several assessment ideas in the form of sample questions and areas f...

Teaching Digital Citizenship with 2 New Games from Common Sense Media

April 25, 2013

We're big believers in the importance of teaching digital citizenship, and we know many teachers and parents turn to BrainPOP for resources to help reinforce these important 21st century skills. So w...

Checks and Balances Tips and Tricks

April 24, 2013

The Checks and Balances game is self-checking, which means that answers only "stick" in the correct place in the cloze passage.  Be sure to structure your game play time so that students are explaini...

New games from Learning Games Lab now on GameUp

April 22, 2013

We're thrilled to welcome our newest partner to GameUp, New Mexico State University's Learning Games Lab. We have two fantastic free games from NMSU's Math Snacks to help you teach and reinforce math ...

U.S. Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Powers Lesson Plan: Branches of Government Game

April 18, 2013

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use a free online game to sort  sort the three branches of government : Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Students then extend the...

Fractions on a Number Line Lesson Ideas: The Pearl Diver Game

April 17, 2013

In these number line lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-8, students play an online math game to practice identifying, comparing, and ordering fractions on a number line....