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How To Make Math More Like Video Games

How To Make Math More Like Video Games

Dr. Raj Shah for Grassroots Workshops

Thu, July 1 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, June 30 2022 11:45 PM


  • Dr. Raj Shah


Why is it that kids love video games and are quickly engaged, willing to persevere, and excited to learn new strategies?  How do we take that knowledge and apply it to math class so that students love learning and won't give up so easily?

That's what this mini workshop is all about.  We'll begin by discussing why video games are so addicting and what we can learn from them.  Then we'll explore how to apply those principles to make math class feel like a game.  Next we'll talk about applying what we've learned including launching engaging math tasks and rapidly transforming boring exercises into exciting rich tasks.  Finally, we'll talk about how to create tasks where kids don’t want to give up and when these tasks should be used.

Event Notes

This course is hosted by Grassroots Workshops and is approved for Washington State Clock Hours through ESD 112. The course fee is $59, payable to Grassroots Workshops. This course will be held year-round. 

Please visit Grassroots Workshops to find out more about the course, or to register.  

After you complete the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from Grassroots Workshops. To claim your clock hours through ESD 112, upload that certificate of completion and enter the claim code on pdEnroller’s Clock Hour page. 

Claim Code: K5W-QOF



  • Thu, July 1 2021 - Thu, June 30 2022
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM


Registration is handled externally.

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAJ1404
3.00 Clock Hours $9.00