Engage in a free-falling factoring frenzy of fun with this tactile, visual, and addictively game-ified approach to quadratic factoring!
Algebra Tile Factris is a Windows Desktop Application. Download the game
for free and try the level one demo to make sure you can run it smoothly on your machine!
HOW AN ACCOUNT PURCHASE WORKS
◾You purchase this product and receive order instructions
◾You email me some necessary info
-TpT name and date of purchase (to verify)
-licensed name to appear when you log in ("Mr. Smith")
◾You'll get an automated email with a temporary username and password, likely within a day or two
INCLUDED WITH A SOLO ACCOUNT PURCHASE:
◾Play the full game! Your progress is automatically saved online so you can log in and play anywhere.
◾Compete against students worldwide for the top spot on the leaderboard!
◾Set your school and board name to be displayed on the leaderboard.
◾View your game achievements and factoring history to review your understanding.
If you haven't checked out Algebra Tile Factris before, download it freely here
, and play in demo mode. See below for some free handouts to get you started with Algebra Tiles and factoring.
By purchasing a game account or downloading the software, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the end-user license agreement
QUICK LINKS TO GET YOU STARTED:
FREE guided student worksheet to introduce quadratic factoring through discovery-based learning with Factris! (You don't need a game account to try this, it works in demo mode)
Guided Discovery of Quadratic Factoring (.pdf)
Guided Discovery of Quadratic Factoring (.docx)
Learn how to use Algebra Tiles to teach factoring:
Introduction to Algebra Tiles and Factoring (.pdf)
Introduction to Algebra Tiles and Factoring (.docx)
(Accessible inside the game too.)
How does the game work?
Factris Game Instructions (.pdf)
Factris Game Instructions (.docx)
(Accessible inside the game too.)
Here's more info about the game:
Algebra Tile Factris provides a tactile, visual, and game-ified approach to factoring sure to strengthen any learner's ability. Addictively challenging, students will be learning before they know it!
So many students are visual learners, yet factoring is often presented to them as a set of mysterious rules and algorithms to blindly follow.
I designed this game with my own students in mind! Factris differentiates learning and assessment in a whole new way as students and their teacher view their tracked achievement. With a Teacher Account, you can access, create and manage classes, adding up to 200 students annually! View your students' achievement for quick a assessment of their factoring strengths and weaknesses. Have students play on your Smart Board using the touch-screen buttons; or better yet, play in a computer lab with your whole class. Have students download and play the game at home for the most enjoyable math homework they'll ever be assigned!
With leaderboards and personal achievement badges, Factris harnesses the competitive element of online gaming that keeps so many students up to the wee hours. Leaderboards can be narrowed by school board, school, class, modified date. Tell students to play with headphones (they're likely in their ears anyway!) to enjoy the game's full soundtrack and sound effects.
You can post the software for your students in a public network folder, or distribute it by other means (or direct them to the TpT download). It will even run off a thumb-drive USB stick :)
You may also be interested in these Game Account options:
◾Create teacher accounts for your school, and allot a student account allowance of your choosing for each one.
◾You have 1600 student accounts, topped up on the anniversary of your account purchase, to share between the teachers accounts you create.
◾Play the full game yourself, and compete against teachers worldwide on the teachers’ leaderboard!
◾Your game, and your teachers’ and their students’ games, are saved online for convenient play anywhere!
◾Set your school and board name, to be inherited by teacher accounts you create and student accounts your teachers create.
◾Create 200 student accounts, topped up freely on the anniversary of your account purchase... forever!
◾Play the full game yourself, and compete against other teachers on the worldwide teachers’ leaderboard!
◾Your game, and your students’ games, are saved online for convenient play anywhere you log in!
◾Create classes to organize your students. View their game achievements and problem/solution history to assess their learning.
◾Set your school and board name, to be inherited by student accounts you create.
"Factris Makes Perfect!"