Chuck E Cheese Sea Quaizy

Our visit to Chuck E Cheese turned out to be lots of fun!  By playing the games, I was able to get great ideas on creating educational games.  I found a game called Sea Quaizy, that I thought was entertaining and simple to play.  Although I enjoyed playing other games too, I chose this one to modify because it seemed like it could be a fun educational game as well.

Me playing Sea Quaizy

Sea Quaizy
To play the game, you have to insert a coin in the slot.  A small ball is elevated up by springed coils, after you press the button, the ball rolls down a ramp that guides it down to the bottom of the “sea”.  As the ball makes its’ way down the ramp it starts spinning 3 starfish.  The starfish have 5 different colored rays/arms.  The player then proceeds to stop the starfish on the same colored rays/arms by pressing the button 3 times.  At the bottom of the “sea” the ball passes underneath an octopus.  The octopus has various point values on each of its 8 arms.  Whatever point value lights up when the ball passes underneath an arm is the number of tickets awarded to the player.  This game is based on luck and the outcome is random.  I got LUCKY three times!

My modification to Sea Quaizy will be geared towards 4th-5th graders.  I’m not sure exactly how I will create this game…some ideas that I have are putting fractions (1/2, 1/4 etc.) on 1 spinning circle, on another circle put percentages of what the fractions equal (50%, 25% etc.)  The goal of the game would be to match the fraction with the percent.  I would divide my students into two equal groups and they will each have a turn at spinning the wheel.  Whatever fraction the wheel lands on, the student has to tell me the percentage of that fraction.  They will get 1 point if they answer correctly.  Then they will have a try at spinning the percentage wheel, if it lands on the correct percentage of their fractions they get two more points.  If they don’t give me the correct percentage answer after the first spin, they won’t get any points and the other team will have their turn.

Since I plan on teaching children with special needs, it is known that they learn at a faster rate through visual queues and play.  Children learn best through playing because fun activities help to increase their level of focus (an interesting article on learning through play).  Trying to teach them fractions through a game will help them to memorize the percent of fractions.


9 thoughts on “Chuck E Cheese Sea Quaizy

  1. Some good ideas here. Waiting to see the game on our education arcade. I like the article “learning through play.” Great post….

  2. I totally forgot to play this game there, next time I take my baby cousin to Chuck E Cheese’s, I will make sure I play it 😀
    You made the game sound so fun on your post. Love how you will be modifying it, cant wait to see you creation!

  3. I also agree that children learn best through playing since their skills are being put to work and enjoy learning this way. This game seems exciting! I like how you came up with several ideas to modify the game.

  4. I want to play this game first in the educational arcade, adding fractions to it will make that much more interesting. Good post!

  5. This game can definitely be made educational, great selection, hoping you can create the board because if you could that would be amazing. The students would really learn how add fractions great idea!

  6. Your game looks and sounds like a lot of fun, I think your addition to the arcade will be exciting for the children to play and have fun. Great post !!!!

  7. I don’ think I gave myself a chance to play this game, wish I did though, must overlooked it. Our field trip gave us all ideas on how we might create our education arcade game, looks like your on the right track, hope your lesson/game comes together, good luck….

  8. At the young age of fourth and fifth graders, playing games is a great way to learn. I think this is a great thing to be geared mostly towards the topic of mathematics since many children may struggle with it more than others. The subject contains many challenging topics. It’s a great way to get the lesson down. Good for the teachers and the kids at the same time and a way to put what is learned into fun practical use.

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