Interactive Mathematics--Games and Puzzles
This site contains an extensive collection of games and puzzles in the form of java applets including Nim, the Tower of Hanoi, Cryptarithms, Latin Squares, and much more. Written by Alexander Bogomolny, these applets are designed to engage the reader in interactive investigations. Background material is provided and the site serves as an excellent educational resource.
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and forty-five minutes playing the games and reading how they are used and out
together. Some of the games that I played where: Bachet's Magic Trick, Box
Labels, Fish Soup, Number Guessing, Peg Solitaire and Flipping pancakes.
Flipping Pancakes caught my attention when I was reading it, the part about
permutations was interesting and I found that it helped me on my class work. I
believe it helped me to understand the concept of sets better. I think that this
site is a good tool for learning and teaching, even if it is fun to play the
games. The visual concept of the game and math together, help to learn some of
the basic concepts of math. Math is really part of our every day life and we
don't see it, but when you use it in this type of form it shows you that there
is some fun in learning. This site is built well and is easy to get around on
and simple to use. It also has a great deal of games and puzzles to try, along
with some of the math that is used in it, very interesting site to visit.
I spent at least 20 minutes trying out these puzzles and seeing how far I
could get with them. After I lost hope for figuring out the 3 glasses puzzle I
scrolled down to see if there were any more to try. I gave the 3 Jug problem
one look and was lost.
was scroll down to get the solutions and explanations to the problems. The 3
glasses problem was explained in a way that I could understand and I had fun
trying it over and over again. The 3 Jugs was really confusing, but probably
because it was a concept that was just over my head in general. The author did
word everything very simply, though, which was helpful. The material was well
organized and explained nicely. I think that the site presented the material
accurately and I believe that they are educationally significant! I felt that
these games were kind of like critical thinking puzzles in addition to being
related to math; sometimes math requires you to be a critical thinker. I think
that combining games and puzzles with math that would get the students really
thinking would enhance learning and teaching. I as a first time user had a
little bit of difficulty with the harder concepts but other than that, I think
this site is pretty user friendly. The links are conveniently placed and
labeled so they're easy to find and the software east to use.
David Martinez (Student)
games and puzzles that this sight presented were a big help. The gamez and
puzzles teach you different concepts on mathematics. It builds good problem
solving techniques and prepares your for lessons. I just loved it!!!!
Aaron Loeb (Student)
one I selected this time was the Changing Colors. I played the game for
several minutes and was unable to successfully leave only one square white. The
patterns were repetitious even though a different number of squares were used.
The solutions were definitely very educational however I did not easily
understand the mathematical concepts that were used. Perhaps after extensive
study, these may have been learned with a good corresponding oral review.
I think both students?s learning and faculty?s teaching would be enhanced due
to the complex nature or the formulas involved.
The software is very is easy to use but difficult to solve and process.
Heather Hatlo (Student)
background information on the activities. My family even got in on the fun,
trying to solve some of the brainteaser games. This is a really good site if you
are trying to find examples to illustrate different math techniques. There are
some great games demonstrating a variety of new experimental forms of math. You
can also find examples of Euclid?s Algorithm, cryptarithms, activities
demonstrating functions, and much more. Any of these games are great tools to
get someone, like myself, interested in math when it isn't your favorite
subject. The content is great and the tools were very effective.
the site. I found a lot of other great information on the main site,