# Game Board Design

```Game Board Design
First Quarter Decimal Project
Creating a Math Board Game
You have challenges like roadblocks or false
paths that make you backtrack. Then you
land on a lucky square that lets you leap
forward past your opponent. Best of all,
you are with your friends as you play. For
this quarter project, you will use
mathematics to create a game. Then you
will play your game with friends or family
for a trial run. Finally, you will decorate
your game and bring it to class to play.
What makes a board game so
much fun?
Choose a setting for your game board. Is
the game in a cave, in a castle, or in a
person’s digestive tract? Decide whether
you want players to move by selecting
cards, rolling number cubes, or both. Do
you want the end of the game to be
determined by the number of points
someone has or by reaching an end
square?
Planning
details. Use good judgment in determining
questions to answer in order to move
See a shooting star. Round 12.392 to the
nearest tenth to make a wish and move
forward 5 spaces” or “Fall off a cliff.
Multiply 15.7 x 0.0003 correctly or move
back 3 spaces.”
Developing
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decimal skills such as:
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Subtracting Decimals
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing decimals
Place value with decimals
Rounding and estimation with decimals
Comparing and ordering decimals
You may include other math skills as well
Create the board that is:
◦ At least 20in x 20in
◦ Use illustrations and color
◦ Put a cardboard backing on the game board.
Designing
Finish your game board, and write the rules
of your game. Organize everything needed
Organizing
Board Game Example 1: Monopoly
Board Game Example 2: Chutes
Board Game Example 3: Life
Board Game Example 4: Trivial
Pursuit
Board Game Example 5: Chess
Category
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Decimal Knowledge
opportunities to use
subtraction,
multiplication, and
division of decimals
as well as other
decimal related
concepts such as
estimation.
opportunities for
most, but not all
decimal related
concepts.
on one or two
decimal related
concepts. For
and subtraction
only.
no more than one
aspect of decimal
calculations and
uses.
Rules
Rules were written
clearly enough that
all could easily
participate.
Rules were written,
but one part of the
game needed
slightly more
explanation.
Rules were written,
some difficulty
figuring out the
game.
The rules were not
written.
Creativity
Put a lot of thought
into making the
game interesting
and fun to play as
shown by creative
questions, game
pieces, and/or game
board.
Put some thought
into making the
game interesting
and fun to play by
using textures,
fancy writing,
and/or interesting
characters.
Tried to make the
game interesting
and fun, but some
it harder to
understand/enjoy
the game.
Little thought was
put into making the
game interesting or
fun.
Presentation
The game board,
rules and any other
related material was
very well presented
and was free of any
errors.
The game board,
rules and any other
related material was
well presented. It
was mostly error
free.
The game board
was not well
presented but only
contained minor
errors.
The game board
was presented in a
way that showed
little or no effort. It
contained many
errors.
How Will The Project Be Graded?
Game Due: October 21st
Play games October 21st
– 22nd