# Alge-Bingo

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

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Apps

# A+ Click Math & Logic Problems

If you are in need of some technology and an interactive, customizable component to your math lessons, you might be interested in A+ Click’s Math and Logic Problems.

A+ Click’s problems run the gamut of difficulty and complexity from the 1st to the 12th grades and cover a myriad of other subjects from Arithmetic and Geometry through Everyday Applications, Sports, Logic, and Funny problems.

There are two ways that you could possibly use A+ Click:

• It could be used as a quick gauge of student’s skills as each grade level allows the student to take 20 questions in their “quiz” and then, if they score high enough, they can advance to the next level – almost as though leveling up in their favorite video game.  They’ll love seeing how far they can get, and you will like seeing the statistics provided by A+ Click that assess the skill areas they are having difficulty in.
• Alternately, you can pick and choose individual questions from any of the grade levels or subjects on A+ Click.  Use these as pre-made warm up activities or exit tickets.  Instant feedback is provided and the site lends itself to both projectors & white boards or to your chalkboard.

As with any interactive site, A+ Click Math and Logic Problems relies heavily on browser plug-ins – in this case Adobe Flash.  Make sure you test the site on the machine you want to use in school first to check compatibility.