Primary 5, 6 and 7 have been developing their computational skills through our game design topic. These have included problem solving, debugging and creating algorithms. The children have set up their own game design businesses and to ensure they met the needs of their target audience. Detailed questionnaires were created, handed out and then the information was collated and displayed as pie charts and bar graphs. The children worked hard to use their numeracy results to inform their game design.
The children then collaborated as a team to create an entertaining game that would meet the needs of their audience. The children introduced their game to their target audience and they evaluated the success of their game.
This topic allowed the children to independently explore various types of software and was an excellent way to allow the children to problem solve, use their initiative, be creative and to apply their numeracy and social skills. It was an extremely engaging topic and the children were hooked from the very start.