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Case Study: Gamification - One simple and effective approach

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Kate Fanelli + Gamification = a high school math success story
Math teacher uses gamification to help at-risk students succeed
By Peter Ross
 
 
Kate Fanelli is happy now. It turns out her new approach to teaching actually has a name.
 
“When somebody would ask me to explain what MathLand is, it would take me 20 sentences to explain it,” says Fanelli. “Now I just call it gamification.”
 
The special-education high school math teacher from Canton, MI, just west of Detroit, has enjoyed a string of teaching victories since she launched MathLand, her gamified high-school math program, five years ago.
 
“A couple of students have commented that the class is set up like a game,” says Fanelli, “Though I never tell them that. They might be tempted to rage against the machine if they thought I was trying to take their fun and make it educational. I just present MathLand as a simple grading system with levels and MathLand guys. They love that.”
 
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Case Study: Gamification - One simple and effective approach

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Other, Career and Life Skills, Math, Other

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Informative, Educational, Persuasive, Inspirational, Experiential, Tool to Use, Text, Graphics

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Kate Fanelli
Peter Ross

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Instructors, Facilitators, Policy Makers

Age Appropriateness
Adult(19+)

Grade Appropriateness
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Postsecondary, Graduate, Adult General, Professional

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Michigan

Language
English

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