Algebra puzzle

http://www.mathplayground.com/algebra_puzzle.html

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Platform(s): Browser Based

This game really takes good thinking and problem solving to solve each problem. It can improve people's thinking skills and can improve thinking speed that will help students in school and in every day life.


Summary of Evaluation


Learning Game Evaluation Criteria (Student Evaluation)
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Learning Gam Evaluation Criteria (Educator Evaluation)
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Problem Solving
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Purpose
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Player Freedom
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Narrative Context
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Game Play
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Organization/ Problem Solving
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Motivation
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Engagement Level
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Real-World Connections
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Collaboration
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Teamwork
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Scaffolding and mastery
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Creativity
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Feedback
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Utility
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Evaluation Instructions: Students use their student rubric (just click on the underlined word) as do educators. Once you determine the level of achievement of this game, select whether it is a Rock Star (2 points), OK (1 point), or not OK. These are used to calculate the Gamified Score that will be shared at the top. If you have anything to note about any aspect, include it in your review below. If you're an educator, you may help your students write the review. Just make sure you're not affiliated with a game according to our site guidelines.

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Educator Review(s)===
Educator instructions:Write your review below. If possible include a link to your blog and Twitter handle. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If you used in this classroom, we'd appreciate you adding links to any resources you used or created under "Resources."

Reviewed by Gary Leiter on 3/5/2014...This game was rated "not OK" in all areas. I would not consider this a game at all, but a website that gives you a puzzle, the student uses pencil and paper to solve the puzzle, then enters the answer on the "game site".
There were no instructions and it took quite a bit of time to figure out how to even play the game. There was nothing within the game to motivate me to keep playing...in fact, I was frustrated with the game and wanted to quite right away. No collaboration with anyone else and the only positive feedback was "good job, you solved the puzzle" written on the screen. I felt no happiness after completing a puzzle, only felt "Oh good, it's over...I did it". Not a good puzzle/game to introduce into any classroom.

Review by Scott Roleff on 03/12/14 I had mixed feelings about this game. This is a single player game that is very basic. Engagement level is ok depending on grade level. My opinion is that this game would be useful in elementary grades as a short and simple problem solving activity or for middle school students as an introduction to solving systems of equations. Older or advanced students would become bored with this game quickly. Feedback was also very basic. The game simple stated whether the players solved the problem correctly. Only having two difficulty levels also limits the appeal.
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Student Review(s)


Student instructions: Please write your review below, include each of the 7 points we're using as well as any other factors that should be considered. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If one student writes the review, use your wiki userid.


This game is ranked OK in problem solving because it takes many factors to solve each problem. In player freedom is Not Ok because it only gives a couple of ways to play. It is Ok in game play because it has different levels and they get harder the further you go and different sized grids. This game is a rock star at motivating people to learn graphs and how to solve them. This game is ok in real world connections because it can really help students at school and people at work because grids in the game are used everyday for important jobs. Teamwork is not really a part of this game, it is more of a single player game. This game gets an ok in creativity for collaborating a grid system with addition.


Resources


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http://www.mathplayground.com/
http://www.mathplayground.com/algebra_puzzle.html
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Player Type(s) this game appeals to: People working on their assition skills and working with grids.

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