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MathBits: MathCaching and Algebra Antics

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: https://www.mathbits.com/

Website Example: https://www.mathbits.com/

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, optional projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

The first activity is called MathCaching. Students must solve algebra problems in order to complete the URL and move on to the next problem. There are ten questions and students receive a certificate if they can answer all 10 questions correctly.

The second activity, called Algebra Antics, can be used in the classroom as a "Jeopardy" style game for Algebra review; a class activity where students, working alone or in groups, must show how to get the correct answer; a modified Bingo; or as an independent review. There are two different games. The first one covers Algebra Antics, Solving Equations, Graphing, Statistics, and Functions. The second game covers Exponents, Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Systems, and Other Stuff. Both games are geared to Algebra 1 students.

There are many math activities covering Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus and Differential Equations; however, some require a paid subscription. Look for free activities that are listed as open.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school
  2. Review the different games, MathCaching  and Algebra Antics  and then determine the one you want to use in you classroom
  3. Preview the site and see how the interactive activity works.
  4. Download and print the worksheets if needed.

How-To

  1. Algebra Antics has several suggestions on how to use the activity in your classroom. Scroll down the Algebra Antics  page for instructions.
  2. MathCaching also has directions for use in the classroom. Scroll down the MathCaching  page for instructions.

Teacher Tips

Use the Algebra PowerPoint Interactive Activity or the Geometry PowerPoint Interactive Activity for a class game or for individual play. You will need to keep track manually of which questions on the Jeopardy game board have been asked and answered.

More Ways

Check out the MathBits Notebook Online Study Guide

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Math

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Consumer Math
  • Geometry
  • Integrated Math
  • Math Electives
  • Trigonometry
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.