Monday, March 2, 2009

Interactive Algebra and an Estimation Game

Last week I came across two interactive mathematics activities websites. The first website, Interactive Algebra provides fourteen Algebra lessons divided into three units. To use Interactive Algebra simply choose a lesson and start trying the randomly generated problems. After trying each problem the correct answer and an explanation is provided.

The Eyeballing Game is an interactive visual estimation game. In the Eyeballing Game players are presented with a drawing or a line segment, angle, or shape. Players are then given a task like "find the spot equidistant to all sides" or "bisect the angle."

Applications for Education
Both of the games mentioned above could be good mathematics practice activities that students can use independently. Both activities are worth considering as resources to link to your class blog or wiki.