The question facing Erin Egbert, a7th grade math teacher at SFJH, was this: “How can I help my students understand integers—the set of whole numbers and their opposites?” Positive and negative numbers an often confuse students, so Ms. Egbert needed to turn on the creativity to create the engagement needed for solid understanding.
What did she do? She had her students play Corn Hole! Also known as Tailgate and Doghouse, this uniquely American game I played by throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Points are scored in a variety of ways.