Ever seen your child hunkered down playing a collectable card game like Pokemon or Magic the Gathering? Those games use game theory, the same math which underlies everything from insurance rates to derivatives in the financial market place.
Ms. Bartolini has taken hundreds of historical people, places, and events from 8th grade history and brought them to life with her own unique version of Magic the Gathering.
Part of Ms. Bartolini's expertise is not just being an expert at teaching 8th grade and history, but knowing how to make the sometimes dry list of knowing names and dates something fun, memorable, and exciting.
This week, as school winds down, all 160+ 8th graders competed for a grand finale history Magic the Gathering tournament. In the Lower School cafeteria, the chaos, confusion, and excitement was palpable! Would the Martin Luther card trump the Italian Renaissance card? What if someone played a Printing Press to counter-act the Reformation?
After a heated day of game play, only 18 students remain undefeated for the finale! Check back on Monday to see the winner for 8th grade world history Magic the Gathering.