At first, my intention was to show students Caine's video and then discuss it during our Socratic Circle. However, during our discussion students expressed interest in creating their own classroom arcade. With 2 weeks of state testing knocking at the door I was reluctant to start a project of this undertaking. However, I went with it and jumped in head first.
We gave our arcade a math twist. Students planned out math related arcade games, brought in cardboard boxes and other supplies, and hosted the arcade for a fellow 4th grade class. What a great way to review previously taught concepts for our state assessment.
Interested in creating your own Cardboard Math Arcade? Check out my FREE activity pack at Teachers Pay Teachers. Enjoy!