Pearl Diver

Dive into the number line. Learners play a computer game that revolves around a number line as they try to collect pearls by diving at locations on a number line. As the game progresses, dive locations change from simple whole numbers to integers, fractions, and decimals. During the bonus activity, class members create human number lines to order a set of rational numbers.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on how to find negative numbers on a number line
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computers equipped with Adobe Flash or IOS
  • Individuals should be comfortable placing whole numbers on the number line
  • Bonus activity uses the Number Rights video
Pros
  • Includes a teacher video on how to use the game within a lesson
  • Contains a video with instructions on how to play the game
  • Provides discussion questions to ensure the class is learning the concepts
Cons
  • None