This week’s challenge is to teach a little something about math, and another recent challenge was to present a concept about football. I decided to tackle them simultaneously, hoping they’d add up to something I could use.
As I perused ways to connect math and football in a way I had any chance of enjoying, I stumbled across a concept in each that I liked: The position of the place kicker in football, and the concept of place value in math. I imagined a little game involving both, and set out to make it happen.
I wanted this to be very, very simple. I created the place kicker in PowerPoint, and most other images in Storyline 2. Each concept is presented quickly and simply, and the demo’s focus is on allowing place value practice with ample opportunity to see hints and try again.
In the end, I’m pretty happy with it. If you’d like to try, feel free to place kick a few place values right here!