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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Discrete Math Resources

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Alison Benke (Student), Apr 11, 2009
Comment: This site was all about games and puzzles relating to math. For example, there is a problem." Another problem was called "draw this" this was really fun. The computer software shows you a picture of a house with 5 points and asks you to draw it without lifting your pencil. The software actually allows you to do it on the computer. I tried about 5 times and didn't get correct, but I had alot of fun. The names of the puzzles reminded me of when I was little and played board games, names like chutes and latters, it was a way to show the average number of times it takes to play a game.

Technical Remarks:

The site was easy to use and gave coutless puzzles, patterns and games. It wa set up like a table of contents or a chapter by chapter lay out. I think this site is an excellent way to get students excited about math because it makes it look fun and approachable. It makes math look like a game instead of a hard subject. It is also easy to follow. Teachers would find this site useful as well because it has some great examples on how to make math more fun and interactive.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent about 30 minutes on this site. To be honest I spent alot of time on the "draw this" part because I really wanted to figure ouit how to draw the house without lifting my pencil from the page. Maybe there wasn't a solution and that was the right answer.