Lift off on vector collector! I have to be honest I am sick of looking at these graphics now, I think this may be the last one in the co-ordinate grid series of games! I am going to move onto something different for the next one so any suggestions will be welcome! I'm pretty happy with this one though I was't sure it was going to work! :-)
Again this game is for one or two players, the aim is to use vectors to move around the board collecting different points based on gold, silver or bronze nuggets. The player moves in the x-direction first and then in the y-direction.
As it stands there are unlimited moves at the moment. Simply to give the player enough chance to play and understand the use of vectors before the game ends. I may be making some changes to this in the future though. Maybe an arcade round with time or limited rounds.
Below you can see the players start at the origin.
The game can also be played in single player. As it stands the game is quite easy to play and not too much of a challenge on single player. Any suggestions are welcome though please message me via the website or on twitter @accessmaths
The latest game I've made is called Treasure Hunt! It follows the same graphics as Gold Lines except in this game players are using co-ordinates to find hidden gold in the famous battleships style of play.
I've done my best to also make this a two player game where players can sit side by side and hunt for the hidden gold. Here the player who uncovers the last part of the piece will score the points. Players can take it in turns searching around the board to find all the hidden gold.
So with the new curriculum under way, and being one of the first to be trained in the new curriculum. I find myself constantly on the quest for resources which can encompass this problem solving aspect while still not detracting from the core maths skill that I am trying to teach.
I am a bit of a sucker for resources as you may have noticed so I have been trying to combine both a strategy based problem solving type game and combining it with the core mathematical skills for that topic.
This also allowed me to get students to work in pairs to answer the desired question for the groups who found it more challenging. The students absolutely loved it, I did have a starter for 5 minutes playing the original squares game to avoid half the class giving me the 'I don't have a clue how to play this' look. Definitely worth it as they were off like rockets when I gave it out.
If you would like to download the squares game - factorise (1) then follow this link. Alternatively you can visit the algebra resources page here.
Let me know how it goes, it's always nice to hear that others are finding these things useful :-)
So here it is! Game number two 'Gold Lines'. In this game players battle it out to collect the most golden nuggets by inputting straight line equations!
I have made the game so that the game board randomly generate golden nuggets. This means that it can be played over and over with different scenarios.
Algebra smash goes live! The first instalment in my interactive game series! The game is only a 10-15 minute game for students to play either at home or as a starter activity in a lesson. The game is based on basic algebra and adding terms up a brick wall or pyramid. The game builds up in difficulty.
There will be a few updates to this game coming such as some more time pressure in later rounds and also an arcade mode! So keep you eyes peeled!
You can play algebra smash here
The game is a simple drag and drop of boxes! Just don't make The Hulk angry! :-)
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