Academic Games is a series of competitions designed to test a student’s knowledge in several subject areas including math, English, language arts, social studies and logic. The primary purpose of Academic Games is to make learning fun for students and challenge them in these academic areas. Students learn and have fun, while trying to out think each other in the various academic areas.
Hope of Detroit Academy Math WiZards team placed 1st place at State Level in Division III of On-Sets, 2nd place in Division I of Equations and 5th place in Division I – On-Words.
“We are extremely proud that we were able to place in the top 5 in all of the games this year, not to mention 1st place in On-Sets and 2nd place in Equations”, said Academic Game Coach, April Jenkins.
Coach Manuel Rosales-Smith indicates that, “I was overwhelmed with joy when I got the news that our academic games team placed 1st place in On-Sets, I literally screamed and jumped for joy. These students gave up one Saturday a month from September to January in order to compete at a local level,
against schools within our Region. To qualify for the state level each student must have attended at least 3 Saturday Tournaments in order to compete at State Level this year.”
The following are academic games in which the students participated in:
On-Words - is a word game involving spelling, counting, grammar, phonetics, word roots, inflectional endings, prefixes and suffixes. Players explore evolving problems based on networks of intersecting words similar to crosswords puzzles.
In the game of Equations - students explore a broad range of math topics including elementary arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation and root operation. This fun and educational game is played on a playing mat with numbered and mathematical sign cubes.
On-Sets is a - mathematical game involves logic and set theory. Using game rules similar to Equations, players explore the concepts of union, intersection, difference of sets, complement of a set set identity, set inclusion and the null and universal sets.