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Title: Ko's Journey: Empires
Center: NCER Year: 2012
Principal Investigator: Laidlaw, Scott Contractee: Imagine Education
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 6 months Award Amount: $150,000
Description:

This project team is developing a prototype of a web-based pre-algebra math game for middle school students for use on tablet and personal computer platforms. The game, called Empires, will be story-based, strategic, and will enable peer-to-peer interactions. The games will be integrated within classroom practice. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the gaming prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to integrate the game within the classroom instruction, and students are engaged by the prototype.


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