Designed to address low performance and interest in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the Martha Madison project, utilizes a problem-based learning approach wrapped in an entertainment-quality video game.
Martha Madison games are bundled with a comprehensive package of instructional resources. Middle school students and teachers use the game to introduce and expand on the science curriculum they are already using, challenging students to explore complex concepts and try new solutions within the exciting narrative of Martha Madison and her community. Each game is structured to fit within a single class period, and may be completed in approximately 25 minutes, with time left over for in-class discussion, instruction, and exploration. Every game provides multiple opportunities for replay, as many in-game problems can be completed with more than one solution. The resource packages include standards correlations, unit plans, lesson plans, challenge activities, student worksheets, guided notes, and pre/post assessments.