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02 - Make Way for the Algebra Video Games! 
Date/Time:
March 16, 2012   9:45am - 10:45am
 
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A "game" is a simulation or formal system where choices and rules are important. Games allow you to practice patterns and permutations of patterns. You could say that Algebra IS itself a game,  but let's not get too philosophical. The truth is, our students play video games and we'd like them to practice their algebra more. Well, now they can do both. Our games integrate the mathematics seamlessly into the gameplay. Students (and instructors) of all ages will get hooked. One instructor summed it up best: "We're going to need a "kill switch" to keep students from playing algebra games when they need to pay attention to us instead."  This is a good problem for us to have.

 


 
 
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