As I’ve gotten more and more requests for our managed iPad cart, along with it have come requests to add more and more apps. One of our Special Education Math teachers was looking for a fun game that would allow students to compete against each other in a way, but also against themselves but still be fun, engaging, and always different. Enter Alge-Bingo!
Alge-Bingo is a pretty straightforward bingo game, but instead of simply having the computer call out numbers to dot, the students need to solve simple algebraic equations to find their number. Some of the questions they might encounter are x + 3 = 5 or 8 = 16 – 4x, for example. Students solve the equation and then look for the number to dot. Once they have a Bingo they win!
Alge-Bingo allows for a good deal of diversity in the game itself to keep it new and interesting each time. In addition to having different equations and locations for solutions on the bingo card, students can choose which pattern they would like to solve to get their bingo. They can choose from nine options including traditional lines, corners, Z-shape, L-shape, or to get the most out of their practice a blackout game where they have to solve for all the numbers on the grid.
Alge-Bingo is available in the App Store for a small cost of $0.99 per unit, but it is well worth investigating for your iPads, or to suggest to students who might be in need of some extra help and would benefit from having it in the form of a fun game.
Alge-Bingo for Android Devices