[Logged as: View only to: Public Group]  Login
  Feature Name: Personalized problem description in Galactic Exchange
 
Author: Jody Underwood

Category: Other

Subject: Math & Geometry

Kind: NA

Audience:
 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School
 Higher Education
 Teachers & Principals
 Other


Projects:

Software URL: Galactic Exchange

Created by: ESCOT

NA

This Feature is connected to (1) Principles
  • Connect to personally relevant contexts
     
    Feature in Visual Map
     
    Description:
    In Galactic Exchange we tell the students that you find yourself on another planet and that you have to solve a problem.
    The Rationale Behind the Feature (Specific Design Principle):
    Using second person (e.g., you) in task description engages the student (e.g., Alice). The task should ask the student to solve a problem not for a third person, but for him or herself. Therefore, the wording of the task should be such that it is describing a problem for the student to solve, and not describing someone elses problem.
    Context of Use:
    Example: You find yourself on another planet; Not Alice shows up on another planet.
    Field-based Evidence:
    Student is engaged. Student finishes the problem. Evidence of reasoning, rather than random tries to solve the problem.