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  • Looking for a fun way to learn about fractions? Playing this fraction game will help you to learn all about them. To play the game, you simply click on the target type of fraction while avoiding the others. The game includes three rounds and each round has a different target. The targets include: mixed numbers, fractions that are greater than or equal to one, and fractions that are less than one-half. Your goal is to complete each round in the shortest amount of time possible.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-fraction-splat/index.html
  • In this activity, you will investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/FunctionMachine/
  • Glowla has created this weird machine just for you to play with! Here's the deal: the machine will show you a bunch of numbers. You need to type in an estimate of what those numbers would add up to. Sure, if you had all the time in the world, you could add the numbers together, but that's the hitch-- you only have 60 seconds to give your estimate! The secret to solving this puzzle is to round the numbers before adding them together.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/ballparkestimation/
  • Find the factors, multiples, powers, prime numbers, and triangular numbers from the selection shown on the grid and see Pythagoras and Hypatia jump for joy!

  • In this activity, you will work step-by-step through the generation of a Hilbert Curve. You will explore number patterns in sequences and geometric properties of fractals.

  • The clerk at the store dropped the jellybean jar on the floor. Use what you know about estimation to help the store figure out how many jellybeans were lost!

  • This is a great game to play if you like puzzles! These puzzles have a tricky twist—some of the pieces have been changed to different sizes. You need to use what you know about size and scale to change the pieces back to their original size before time runs out.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/sizeandscale/
  • Hacker has let loose the wacky animals of Logic Zoo! Use your critical thinking skills to help him put them back in their proper places. Each area of the zoo is separated into four pens, and animals with things in common share the same pen.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/logic/
  • Digit is lost in the northern frontier. Use the power of circles to help the Cybersquad find everyone’s favorite cyboid.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/circles/
  • Melvin may be smart, but he’s also a klutz—all of his potion bottles are mixed up, and he needs your help to put them back in their places. To do this you must pay close attention to the labels. Each bottle has a label with a fraction on it. Sometimes the fractions are numbers and sometimes the fractions are pictures. To get the potions organized correctly, all of the bottles with labels that are equivalent fractions need to be matched up.

    From: MSP2 Virtual Learning Experiences: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/equivalentfractions/
 

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