Online Game: Math Run

I've started to explore online educational games now that the middle school has their laptops and the high school is getting them next week. I came across this morning which reminds me a bit of Tetris.

Here are some ideas to think about:

  • This summer I attended the Math 180 workshop and one of the things I like from the program is a "Do Now" question that the kids do at the beginning of class. So, as a spin off of that, I could see a teachers having this on the board or giving the students the URL for it to "play" for a couple minutes while everyone is getting settled in for class.
  • If you are having your students do an in class activity and they finish before others, this could be something to keep their brain working so they don't get too far ahead.
  • If you wrap up your lesson for the day with a couple minutes to spare, have your students play it. Have them track their results each time. You can then graph their results over time to see if there is a noticeable improvement.

As always, let me know what you think and if you use it in your own classroom.


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