First of all, congratulations to Maria Andersen for winning the Mindomo MindMap of the Week. Now, let’s document my journey over the next 30 minutes or so after I started hunting around the Play and Learn Mind Map. And this is truly interesting, as it might show you exactly how I think sometimes.
I started with the Play and Learn Mind Map, which led me to the Playing to Learn Math Mind Map (Also by Maria Andersen).
I noticed that the Playing to Learn Math Mind Map (a work in progress) did not have any links to games about logarithms (although there is a spot for it).
I started searching Google for Logarithm Games and I came across this post called This Game Really is Worth 1000 Worksheets, which is simply a printable war-style card game about logarithms.
This site then led me to Let’s Play Math, where I found a wonderful post about a Graph-It Game. However, the Graph-It Game only came with one -9985″>Christmas Example.
So, I started searching Google again for “Plotting Points to Make a Picture Worksheet”. Kaboom! A lot of examples came up, all of which I think could be useful in their own way: Mystery Graph (Owl) or click here for even more mystery graphs.
I also found these not so free options, although I am mildly inclined to sign-up for the ‘free trials’ and see what I can pull out of there in my 10 days with them.
1. Math Crush has even more mystery graphs, and even a Battleship activity.
2. Lesson Planet has some more as well.
3. Math Worksheet Center has a ton of data and graphing worksheets.
Along the way, I also stumbled upon this post of the 20 Best Math Games and Puzzles.
Overall, I think it was a productive 30 minutes or so, and I hope that you found this post useful. I am starting graphing with my Beginning Algebra students at the end of this week, so I will let you know how incorporating this whole Graph-It/Mystery Picture Idea works out. Although, this is not something totally different than the What’s Brewing Worksheet that I have been borrowing from Pete Falzone’s website for a couple of years now. But having more than one ‘picture’ is a good thing, since I am personally getting bored of seeing students draw the same coffee cup semester after semester after semester!
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