Powerful learning resources will stretch MILEs…
MILEs (Massive Interactive Learning Events) is one of the solutions we put in place to implement change and have a bigger learning effect at a bigger scale.
MILEs are events during which many children (from a region or from several countries) are invited to compete in groups (their class for example) in a web-based learning game. Such events explore many underestimated albeit powerful aspects of learning:
- the fun aspect (game-based activity appealing to children, strong motivation factor, turning something known as tedious into something exciting…)
- the competitive aspect (adrenaline kick, extra motivation)
- the social aspect (sharing knowledge and success, helping each other)
- the community aspect (sense of belonging and togetherness, alignment of personal objectives and group objectives)
- the public aspect (feeling a part of the something big, seeing one’s group results on the Internet, getting local media attention)
Are you interested in organising a MILE or discussing MILE, take contact with us!
The Algebra Challenge: an unforgettable experience
The Algebra Challenge is a one-week event using a version of DragonBox Algebra especially modified by UW CGS to be adaptive: DragonBox Adaptive. This version adapts to the pace of learning and the difficulty to each child.
Washington State, June 2013
4 189 students | 429 053 equations solved
Norway, January 2014
36 106 students | 7 675 643 equations solved
Minnesota State, February 2014
6 315 students | 608 238 equations solved