Online Learning Simulation that helps students achieve in math!
2022 Finalist in the CODiE Awards
Action Math Baseball is a web-based simulation learning module that enriches math instruction by engaging students in grades 5-8 in a real-world project. Each student in the class manages their own All-Star Baseball team with the goal of making their team the most powerful batters in the League. In accomplishing this goal, students are presented a rich collection of authentic math activities covering over thirty key standards taught in Grades 5-7.
This self-guided program received recognition from the CODiE Awards as a Finalist in 2022 for “Best Gamification for Learning”.
Why adopt this Program? Learning Simulations are powerful learning tools under utilized in middle school classrooms. Having students apply what they have been taught is an important component of the learning process and is often not part of the core math program. In addition, many math skills are abstract and have little or no connection to a student’s day to day activities. Action Math Baseball brings relevance to the math skills being taught as students need to apply these skills to achieve the goal of the Simulation.
Action Math Baseball is a full-featured learning simulation module that has been designed to provide a positive learning environment that:
- Helps students improve their math skills
- Leverages sound learning methods
- Focuses on student centered learning
- Harnesses Internet software technology
- Tracks and reports student progress
- Employs gamification to motivate students
- Fosters self-paced guided learning
This simulation module is a paradigm shift in the learning approach providing students with meaningful learning activities that reinforces their problem solving, computational, fluency and appreciation of mathematics. Augmenting the core math program with Action Math Baseball allows advanced, on-grade level or below grade level students to find purpose in what they have learned as they participate in this real-life activity.