Ratio Rumble, a game by Math Snacks, will help teachers reinforce student comprehension of ratios. There are 14 levels and students start off with 1 : 2 ratios but will end up with complex 3 part ratios such as 1 : 2 : 4 and even decimal ratios like 1.5 : 3. By the time students master level 14 they will be able to identify and build equivalent ratios, use multiplication and division to find equivalent ratios, and organize equivalent ratios into a table. Below the game there is also a teacher's guide and a video on how to use this ratio game with your students.
Perl Diver, a game by MathSnacks.com will help your students better understand number lines as they play a game diving for pearls along a number line. The game gets more difficult as you play through the different levels. The number line game starts with 1 to 10 and before they are done they are going from -5 to 5 using whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals. There are also bonus round that help your students practice estimating halves, thirds, and quarters.
Monster School Bus, a game by MathSnacks.com will surely help your students gain a better understanding of grouping numbers both whole numbers and decimals. Students use the keyboard to create groups of numbers that equal either 10 or 1. They will also be able to recognize that there are many methods of representing groups of numbers. Playing the game will ensure that they get quite a bit of practice performing operations with multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths place.
Gate, a game by MathSnacks.com will help your students gain a better understanding of place value and number sense. It will help your students be able to compose and decompose numbers using addition, subtraction, and multiplication. By the time they are done with all 16 levels they will become proficient with building numbers. Numbers they will build go from .01 to 999. With this game also comes a teacher's guide as well as a video on how teachers tie this game into standers of math common core.
Matific is a website that contains a plethora of excellent math content, activities, lesson plans, and worksheets. It is free for teachers and organized by specific state and common core standards. Students will be engage while reinforcing math concepts that you have been teaching. Here is a blog post that describes how to use and what Matific is all about.
In this demonstration, students will get a better understanding of what a geyser is and what makes it function the way it does. I was worried about trying this at the high school earth science level because it is a bit elementary, but the science is sound, and it works. Materials needed are: