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Electronic Math Field Trips

Posted by on January 28, 2012

Don’t have time to make a trip to a math-oriented museum? No worries. Calculate the value of fun and learning with these amazing electronic field trips.

  • Villainy Inc
    Villainy, Inc is an animated story about Dr. Eugene Wick, ID, and his sidekick Platypus. Wick and “Platy” have ridiculously goofy plans to take over the world. For example, in Mission 1, Wick wants to turn the Gulf of Mexico into a golf course. Short animated segments advance the story and show how the mathematical challenges influence its outcome. Finally, middle school students see one of three different endings, based on how correctly they answer the final math challenge. Each story offers tongue-in-cheek dialogue along with comical animated characters and scenes that set the stage for mathematical success.

  • Lure of the Labyrinth
    Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet – and save the world from monsters! You children can have either play Lure as a full-fledged game – or you can have them play its puzzles as separate, standalone activities.

  • NASA Smart Skies
    Distance-Rate-Time Investigations in Air Traffic Control (ATC). The LineUp With Math site is an air traffic control simulator that focuses on pre-algebra proportional reasoning and distance-rate-time equations. FlyBy Math includes hands-on experiments with pre-algebra counting and graphing skills and distance-rate-time, as well as graphing algebraic linear equations. Grades 5-9


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