Gamified Classroom: Excel in Math By Mastering Monopoly
The Gamification Summit - The Concourse Exhibition Center
Tim Vandenberg explains how gamification mechanics helps his classrooms prepare for the challenge of No Child Left Behind. Gamification has "Monopolized" Vandenberg's 6th grade classroom, as he has utilized the world's all-time best-selling board game brand (Monopoly) to inspire and motivate his students to conquer the "game" of No Child Left Behind. Vandenberg has been able to motivate his socio-economically disadvantaged students to perform at world-class levels, both academically AND in actual Monopoly tournament play; his students have defeated both U.S. and World Champions multiple times in actual tournament matches and scored perfect scores on California State math examinations, all while setting district records on countless standardized tests. Hear Tim's inspiring story, as featured in the multi-award winning documentary film "Under the Boardwalk," and learn how he uses Monopoly to motivate students to Pass GO and master key skills of mathematics, economics and social negotiation."