This weekend after my presentation at the DACTM Fall Conference, someone asked me for a game about Complex Numbers.  This was intriguing to me since I'm going to be teaching Complex Numbers in my Algebra classes in about two weeks.  After a quick search of the Internet, here are a few of the resources that I have found: 1.  Complex Numbers Bingo  Although I am normally against Bingo in the classroom, this version actually seemed pretty challenging, and so I'm OK with it. 2.  Complex Hearts  I thought that this is a great game, but that's probably only because I…
Student Praise for 'Chance It!' Yahtzee
This problem came up in my Intermediate Algebra class today and one of my students said that we should call it "Factor Gate" since even though all of the students have correct work, they all ended up with a "different" answer. Factor Gate
Here's the 'Slope or Broke' Game that I debuted at the end of my MichMATYC Presentation. Advanced Slope Game_Final
Video and Slides from my MichMATYC Presentation (For more, visit my Algebra Games site at http://bit.ly/algebragames) Capitalizing on Algebra Games and Activities in the Classroom View more presentations from Jon Oaks
The last couple weeks in my Pre-algebra class have been especially frustrating for me. We have started working with negative fractions and the placement of the negative sign seems to be a major stumbling block for a few of the students in the class. I can only repeat myself so many times before we run out of time, I become frustrated, and I start to wonder if they even hear what I am saying.   I know that most of the students in the class want to do well and that the majority of them really want to know what's…
Summation Notation Game_FINAL I have not yet used this game with my students.  Proceed with caution.
Slope Game Block Version This is the 'block version' of Slopes and Ladders.
Most of these have been making their way around the Internet.
This is my first semester teaching as a full-time instructor.  And even though I have only been in my position a few months, I have already begun to push like mad for the initiatives that I want to implement that I believe are best for my students.  I have chosen to do to this because I really care about the success of my students and I want the very best for all of them.  I want my students to look back at their college experience and be satisfied because they know that their instructor invested time into doing what is best for…