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Lure of the Labyrinth

What it is:   Lure of the Labyrinth is a interactive math game created by Fable Vision, MPT, and MIT.  In the game underground monsters come to life as students plunge into a shadowy factory on a mission to rescue a missing pet.  Students take on a monster persona and disguise themselves as monster insiders to maneuver through math problems.  As students work through the game, they will work with proportions, fractions, ratios, variables, equations, numbers, and operations.  How to integrate Lure of the Labyrinth into the classroom:  Lure of the Labyrinth can be played individually or in team play.  This game is excellent for students who may not otherwise feel successful in math.  The game encourages critical thinking and problem solving and is aligned to math standards.  This would be a great way for students to work through problems and show what they know.   Tips:  Be sure to stop off in the educator section on Lure of the Labyrinth for an explanation of the game, lesson plans, standards, and the math behind each puzzle that needs to be solved.  With all of the resources and guidance, this is a fail proof game to introduce in your math class!   Leave a comment and tell us how you are using Lure of the Labryinth  in your classroom.

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How Toons

Posted by admin | Posted in Fun & Games, inspiration, Middle/High School, Science, Secondary Elementary, Websites | Posted on 09-02-2009

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What it is:  How Toons is like an Instructables site for kids.  Kids learn through cartoons and videos how things work and how to make things.  This is kind of a How It’s Made website for kids.  Topics include science, space, nature, events, and a how to section.  The cartoons illustrate a concept and accompanying videos expand on the concept. 

How to integrate How Toons into the classroom:   How Toons is an excellent site to excite your students about science.  Share a How Toons with your students and then explore the science behind it together.  Use a How Toons as inspiration, after viewing How Toons, students can create their own cartoon on any topic being studied in class.  How Toons are great for teaching kids how to follow step by step instructions and would also be useful for teaching them how to create their own instructions.

 

Tips:  How Toons would be a fun RSS feed to subscribe to as a class!

 

Leave a comment and tell us how you are using How Toons in your classroom.

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Awesome site!
Thanks.

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