Bus Drivers Math

Gamifi-ed Score: 16

This game teaches you how to add up the money the people are suppose to pay before they get on the bus it fun and teach you basic math

Summary of Evaluation

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/money/busmathAS2.htm
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Summary of Evaluation

Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
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Student
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Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
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Educator
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Problem Solving
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Organization/ Problem Solving
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Motivation
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Real-World Connections
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Collaboration
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Teamwork
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Creativity
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Feedback
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Utility
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Educator Review(s)


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I am a secondary math teacher, and this game is at a primary level. Therefore, I tried my best to view it as though I was my 4-year-old son. I believe this is a cute game that has some educational benefits. It reviews simple addition and comparing numbers. The problems do get harder as your progress through the game. I think the engagement level is somewhat moderate, and I am not sure my son would continue to play unless encouraged. The feedback is immediate, but it does not explain why you were wrong. Reviewed by Brandi Portie on March 6, 2014 (@bsportie).


Student Review(s)


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The problem solving on this game is great. The objective of the game is to add up the correct amount of money that the people give you before they get on the bus. This game can really help teachers teach their students how to add up money. -Douglas2017 2/27/14


Resources


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Youtube video about game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtHMP76zw0
Link to Game
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/money/busmath_hard.htm

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Game Mechanics and Player Types


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Player Type(s) this game appeals to:

Game Mechanic Construct
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Achievements
No

Appointments
No

Behavioral Momentum
Yes
The players want to increase their score and
they don't want to lose, because then they would
have to restart back to level 1.
Blissful Productivity
No

Bonuses
No

Cascading Information Theory
Yes
The problems go from easy to hard. They are not
given to the player all at once from the start.
Combos
No

Community Collaboration
No

Countdown
Yes
The players have a limited amount of time to
see if the money entered is correct.
Discovery
No

Epic Meaning
No

Free Lunch
No

Infinite Gameplay
Yes
The player just doesn't have to run out of lives or
make mistakes.
Levels
Yes
As you go on in the game, the level of difficulty
increases.
Loss Aversion
No

Lottery
No

Ownership
No

Points
Yes
The players can keep track of their score as they
correctly add the amount of money together
to either deny bus fare or give bus fare.
Progression
No

Quests
No

Reward Schedules
No

Status
No

Urgent Optimism
No

Virality
No




Screenshots



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