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4434Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Josh Davies
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The site provides an opportunity to review various "games" that have math applications within. The format and ease of the examples are easy to follow and enable the user to explore the ideas being presented within the game.This site would be good to use in a variety of courses to explain critical thinking concepts and to illustrate how basic components may be used to solve more complex problems.Technical Remarks:The website is easy to use and well laid out for easy review and immediate use.Not being a fan of math, the site enable me to play with concepts and ideas in a format that is not overwhelming.Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:52:30 -0800Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Darla Cooley
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I found this content to be excellent. It was fun and educating. I will use this for educational purposes for myself as well as my children. This material gave great models of math. easy for the first time user. It is also easy for children to use. It made math a fun thing. It can improve learning by adding fun which concepts.nice graphics with hands on learningFri, 12 Feb 2010 23:16:30 -0800Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Laila Barakat
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I think the innerchild in me was immediately attracted to the words "puzzle" and "games" in the title of this post. I picked the interactive game "Mastermind" because I am most familiar with that game and thought I had a pretty good chance at beating it. Plus, we're learning a little about probability in my math class right now so I was hoping to apply whatever I learned about probability to the game. I found the game hard at first because of all the possible comibinations. Although I did not beat the computer, I had fun trying!!Technical Remarks:I think this is a great way to "disguise" mathematical concepts into something fun so that students with math anxiety or is doubtful of his/her math skills can "play along" without being intimidated!Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:03:33 -0800Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Linda Dau
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The math class that I am taking right now deals with, trying to find numerous ways to solve a problem. So, I really like this interactive mathematics application because it really exercises your mind and it's fun!Another thing I like about this is that, there's a variety of games to play!!I like the print out maze because it's easy and fun to make..and keeps your siblings busy.The quality of the content was very organize and easy to see.It's very effective because it's eye catching and engaging to learn.If someone could teach this, it would be very effective because it catches everyone's attention.It's very easy to use this material,even someone who never had use a computer could figure it out.Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:53:22 -0700Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Rose Marie Nario
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This is addictive and very challenging at all times. I have never looked at math puzzles before until I struggled with fun on this web sites. I have included my son and husband in trying to solve some of the puzzles I encountered here. My husband and I finally solve the rooster/hen puzzle without knowing that we actually switch sides and wife actually captured the rooster. After that the husband captured the hen. We now have a link on our computer for this math puzzles and actually recommend it to my son to go there and exercise his brain.Sun, 13 Sep 2009 23:00:40 -0700Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Jessica Zhang
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I was kinda surprised about the math games and puzzles. I tried beating the computer for the coin game and it was hard. I tried some of the other games and some of them were interesting and not just simple or stupid math games that a kid can do. There were a lot of games and puzzles to do and not just three or four. The activities represented just as they said the point of the games were. The directions were easy to understand and follow. Perhaps they should include more things for higher math or games for different levels such as going from easy to extremely hard.I think that this website reinforces the concept that learning can be fun,even more so with math. I think if using games, puzzles and other activities can not only help students learn and understand math concepts but also help teachers better help and engage students to learn math, it is a good tool to use. As a student I can say that I don't always like or understand math concepts sometimes, but if I had tools such as these to help reinforce concepts, it would change my way of thinking of math. We all learn in different ways, some are more literal or analytical, whereas others are more visual. I think this website would be a great tool for someone who is more visual, but in general it would be good for all. It is something different than how we usually learn math by attending class, taking notes, doing homework, taking tests, and who knows if your really getting the concepts or your just winging it.Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:57:18 -0700Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from bernadette wren
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What better way to learn than to play around, which is what I did on this website. I played a game with coins made some changes and made some moves. Interesting for all ages,also will give you the chance for discussion.Tue, 5 May 2009 17:17:46 -0700Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Nathanael DeVine
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What a blast! In a society that feels that math has gotten boring and to a generation who feels that math is a dreadful experience, what better way to teach practical mathematics to students then using a the media of their age, the internet. I particularly enjoyed the wolf and rabbit game that has a rabbit jump across a river with answering math questions while the hungry wolf chases behind. I would be lying if you were to ask me that my heart was not pounding a little bit as I traveled from one side of the stream to the other in 14 seconds (which was my best time in the many times I played this game). This is a great resource to educators and instructors alike!Tue, 9 Dec 2008 14:57:52 -0800Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from Gremar Peralta
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a) This website got me hooked because of the plethora of Math Games and Puzzles that was on it. Of course for this game you would have to have a College-Level Math skill depending on the topic of course. Any ways I probably spent about an hour on some of these games because they were so challenging and fun.b) The quality of the content was superb because all the games were fun and easy to learn type of thing. A lot of the games were related to different fields of math and is the best way to test your skills to the fullest.c) The effectiveness for enhancing teaching is great because games and puzzles is the best way to increase your knowledge especially in math. A lot of students have a hard time in math and it's because they need something else that is very interactive to help them understand. By using games and puzzles like these will truly boost their knowledge of math.d) It is easy to use this material because the entire site has a very simple and effective design with general navigation bars appearing on every page and on the Games/Puzzles page, the reader is always just a click away from the other site features.Mon, 3 Nov 2008 11:07:57 -0800Comment for Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles from V Papademetriou
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I really liked this site. It had many fun and interesting modes of teaching classic mathematics.Technical Remarks:I think the content was vast and that it did an excellent job of presenting concepts accurately and with the right amount of levity to make it fun for the student. These games are a great way to introduce new concepts to students.Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:56:49 -0700