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Monday, December 5, 2016

Pop Penguin and the Place Value Race

Pop Penguin and the Place Value Race is a new game on Math Playground. The free game is played in a classic board game style in which students advance along the board by completing math challenges of varying degrees of difficulty. As you can see in my demonstration video below, students can pick the difficulty of the challenges that they want to attempt.


I was drawn to this game because I often receive emails from people who think that I wrote Penguins Can't Fly. That was a different Richard Byrne. So I'm happy to be able to share something else that is penguin-related. If your students read Penguins Can't Fly, they might be interested in playing Pop Penguin as a fun mathematics review game.

Math Playground is the kind of site that is good to keep bookmarked on classroom computers for those times when you need some quick activities that your students can do independently. It's also a great site to share with parents when they ask for recommendations for educational websites they can use at home with their children.

Disclosure: Math Playground is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com