CLIENT: Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education
LEARNERS: Elementary mathematics students and their teachers
CHALLENGE: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education wanted to create engaging activities for elementary math students based on the structure of their successful Team Based Cycle of Instruction (TBCI). TBCI encourages teachers to follow a designated set of steps for each class lesson directed at high performing teams, so they can better reach students with disabilities and other struggling learners.
•  DLG worked with a team of mathematics educators, state department personnel, Hopkins faculty and staff and our own core team of writers, producers, and editors to develop a template for the first 4 in a series of Quests.
• With a focus on universal design, so the materials would reach all learners, our team mixed together an engaging host and characters, fun videos, simple interactives and hands-on group activities to achieve the client's goals.
•  Unique supports, based on research in best practices in math education, help students approach mathematics concepts from several different angles to better ensure their success.
An engaging interface with cool characters welcomes students into the experience.
Videoclips, with a super fun host and creative storylines, gives students one way to approach the math content.
Simple interactives help students practice concepts they have learned such as noting fractions on a ruler.
Group activities and related handouts are provided to ensure the lesson is turnkey as possible for the teacher.