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We are excited to roll out our newest category of product in our store and wanted to provide a free version so you can get a chance to see how the puzzles work. We have created a computer version of our 4 x 4 math puzzles that runs in flash. It is completely automated, gives students a chance to progressively check their work, recognizes when they are correct, and best of all has basically no prep work involved. We have just begun to convert our puzzles to the computer versions and will progressively be converting our regular and holiday/seasonal puzzles to the digital format and including them in our bundles. Enjoy!
This free version contains one of the three one step equation puzzles located in Computer Math Puzzles - One Step Equations . Students must match up the one step equation problem with the solution to correctly complete a 4 x 4 grid. Inductive reasoning skills must also be used as some values are repeated. This free version is offered to give you an idea of how the computer puzzles work.
In all computer puzzles offered in our store addition, you will also get printable versions.
The puzzle is programmed in Flash, so you will have to a flash player on your computer or the students computer. Currently, it will not run on IPads or Macs as they aren't compatible with flash.
There are three options to administer the puzzle:
1. Straight Computer Based - For this option you will have to distribute the folder containing the puzzles onto your students computers. THAT IS THE ONLY PREP WORK INVOLVED!!. Two version of the file are included, a swf fil e and exe file. The students will then run the puzzle on their computer and it will do the rest of the work including offering periodic checks and correcting them. A hard copy of the puzzle is included so that you can check the students progress on your own or help them out with specific pieces. The Roman numerals are included so that you can quickly reference the piece they need help on.
2. Computer and Hard Copy Mix - You can print out the puzzle and distribute the 16 pieces to individual students or a group of students. At the same time you can have the puzzle open on your smartboard or computer. The activity can then be done as a group or you can provide hints on your version on the computer.
3. Hard Copy of Puzzle Administration - The file also contains the PDF version of the puzzle. You can still simply cut out the pieces and distribute them to students if you are limited on or don't have access to computers.
We have just started converting our puzzles into the digital forms so be sure to follow us to be updated on our future puzzles.
Be sure to check out the algebra bundles we have in our store that include activities for the entire year. Our Algebra Activities Bundle includes all of our regular algebra activities.
Your purchase of any of these bundles gives you the rights to any future puzzles we upload to our store. We will continue to update the product, and as a revised file is uploaded you will be notified and be able to download the update for free! These bundles will provide you with activities and stimulated learning for your students for the entire year.