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May 10th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Lightbulb A game-ified, tactile, geometric approach to factoring!

In an effort to engage my grade 10 high school math students, I created a Windows computer game (Algebra Tile Factris) to teach / strengthen quadratic factoring. It stretches your thinking to make a geometric connection to a concept typically learned by rote algebraic algorithm!

My students have enjoyed playing the game (some more than others, lol). I think it sure beats a boring worksheet on factoring! It is still freshly released, so I would love for you math enthusiasts to try the Level-1 demo and pass along the word to any friends you think might enjoy a geeky challenge, or teachers who would be interested in using the game with their class. (There are many back-end teacher features built in for assessment, organizing classes, etc.) The software can be downloaded and spread freely at Algebra Tile Factris (But please note that it runs on Windows only... sorry Mac and Android users).

Enjoy the trial! Feedback is always welcome!

"Let quadratic factoring fall into place in a fight against gravity to build the perfect rectangle!"
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Yup, that's me! I do all sort of crazy things to make math more relevant and enjoyable for my students! (And I enjoy being creative myself...). "Freestyle Fridays" still go on... I should make more videos now that I'm done my year of vb.net programming Factris!
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