Just like free reading... only with math!
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Legos: Build with Chrome
Everything is Awesome!
Not as good as the real Legos, but on the plus side there is less searching for pieces and much cheaper.


2048
Combine like numbers by sliding tiles on board.



A few that you might know if you had math with Mr. P

Classroom Activities 
    24 Game
    Math Tiles
    Calc
    Boxed In
    Math Dice 

PEMDAS Puzzlers
(see Extra Credit page for more info)
 
Test your ability with the order of operations.
Get Bhaskar!
Choose 4 random digits
add "=" in the middle
place symbols to make a true equation.

Try this random number generator to get thousands of 4 digit numbers: www.random.org
 
Every possible Bhaskar problem can be found below in the
Bhaskar 10000 file.  Problems are in groups of 100 per page with 1000 per group (see tabs at bottom).  All the problems in the file take up 100 pages so don't print out at home unless you have permission and a big printer, plenty of paper, and lots of ink. 
Jumping Frogs
Choose one of these links or download file below.




Variety of puzzles, printables, and activities can be found in these collections.

Numbernut


Worksheetworks Puzzles
A variety of printable puzzles 
(Sudoku, mazes, magic squares, etc.)






Tic-Tac-Toe and Beyond

Tic-Tac-Toe
Just like the classic game but you can move beyond 3 by 3.

This is called a "futile" game because every game should be a tie.

Try 4 in a row with this 3-D version
Hex 
Build a connected path across the board (left and right) before the computer builds one in the other direction (top and bottom).

More about the math behind the game:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GameofHex.html 

Dots
Also known as Pig in the Pen or Connect the Dots
Connect the dots to make squares.
   http://www.math-drills.com/games/dots/dots.htm
Eulerian Trail
Eulerian Puzzles are similar to the classic house/envelop drawing that you have to trace (without retracing or crossing over lines).

www.cut-the-knot.org/Curriculum/Combinatorics/GraphPractice.shtml  
 



Sharpen math skills, logic, and problem solving abilities

Fifteen

Sliders


Plumber
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2048
Combine like numbers to get a tile equal to 2048.




Sharpen math skills, logic, and problem solving abilities

Sudoku
Like crosswords? Try Sudoku.
Numbrix
Like Sudoku? Try Numbrix.
You can find a new one every week in
PARADE magazine or try the on-line version:

Power Lines
Numbers in a line must add up to Power Line total
Phase 1:  http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Powerlines/powerlines1.html

Phase 3:  http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Powerlines/powerlines3.html
 
 
Strimko
Another game that is like Sudoku.
How to play:
http://www.puzzles.com/Projects/Strimko/strimko144/play.htm 
KenKen
Another game that is like Sudoku.
How to play:




Combines Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Magic Pen

Fantastic Contraption

Build with Chrome (Legos)

Sugar, Sugar
Draw lines to fill up the sugar bowl.
Simple but addictive

STEM CHALLENGE:
Make your own video game by February 25, 2015

Sharpen math skills, logic, and problem solving abilities

Virtual Math Manipulatives (NLVM)
There are tons of activities you can manipulate here:
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html


Interactivate Activities
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/


NCTM Simulations
From basic to really advanced math
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activities.aspx?grade=all



Sharpen math skills, logic, and problem solving abilities

The Set Game

A great game for visual perception
24 Game
Get 24 using 4 numbers and +, -, x, /


So old your parents and teachers might have done them when they were your age.

 Tangrams
Try this ancient game of shape design

    http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/tanagram-game/

    http://www.abcya.com/tangrams.htm

Jumping Peg Puzzle
Remove pegs as you jump over them 
    http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/logic/peg/
For more advanced "jumpers"
    http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/peg-puzzles-game.html

Nim
Don't pick up the last one!
    
http://www.math.uri.edu/~bkaskosz/flashmo/marien.html

Boxes


Order Memory Game
Try to remember the order of the 5 squares before they disappear
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/in-order.html
Contig

 Match Stick Puzzles
Remove match sticks to find squares
http://www.plastelina.net/games/game13.html

 River Crossings
Cross the river without something getting eaten
Magic Squares
Like the most hated TP of all-time!
    http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/magic-square-game.html
 
Tetris
Fun way to learn transformations (slides, rotations, etc.)
http://sf.factmonster.com/games/falling-blocks.html
If you are not good at Tetris, try the 1D version...
http://www.tetris1d.org/tetris.php
Function Machines
Guess the algebraic funcion
http://mathematics.hellam.net/functions1.html 


Sharpen math skills, logic, and problem solving abilities

Monopoly

Chess
    <visit CHESS links on left navigation bar>

Checkers 

Mastermind
Try to guess what pattern of color pegs the computer has.
Yahtzee!

Blokus
(Being revised)



Sharpen math skills, logic, and problem solving abilities

Proximity

Try this game
    http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/proximity.html

Same Game
Easy to learn.  Can you get over 3000?  Not that easy.
    
http://sf.factmonster.com/games/samegame.html

 Mad Virus
    Cover your mouth when you cough. 

The Blob Game
Who doesn't want to play a game with blobs in it?
    http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/blob-game.html 
 Math Maven Mysteries
For those that like to read and solve mysteries.
 CryptoKids (NSA)




The art of code making and code breaking

Crypto Kids
    From the National Security Agency
    www.nsa.gov/kids/home.shtml


More coming soon...






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