Friday, November 21, 2008

A Fun, Free Math Video Game - Math Moves U

Math Moves U is a fun math video game that I discovered earlier this week. I wish I could remember where I found it so that I can thank that person because this mathematics game is great. Math Moves U has three levels of difficulty; grade 6 or lower, grade 7, and grade 8 or higher. To play the game students choose from one of eight customizable characters to be in the game. Then the player walks through scenery, along the way they are confronted by math problems that appear in boxes above the character's head. Points are earned by answering math questions correctly. Teachers from my generation (early 30's) will recognize that the game is similar in style to the original Mario Brothers game that came with the original Nintendo gaming system.

Applications for Education
Math Moves U is a fun way to get students hooked on practicing and developing mathematics skills. If you have students register for an optional account, they can track their progress by keeping a running record of point totals.