# Interactive Mathematics Activities

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The Secret to Teaching Math Facts: Number Bonds Below you will see why I think teaching math basics with number bonds is the best way for your homeschoolers to learn math. Over our last four years of homeschooling, I have used several different math curricula. Some I liked better the others, but they all had their own strengths and weaknesses. One of the strengths of one particular curriculum we use, Singapore Math, is their method of teaching basic math facts. Instead of teaching fact families by rote, Singapore illustrates fact families using number bonds. Now, I realize this is just my unprofessional opinion, but as a self-professed math geek, I truly believe number bonds are (likely) the best ways to teach math facts. Why? They're simple. How Number Bonds Work If you're not familiar with what number bonds are, allow me to illustrate. As in the example for addition on the left, the student is taught to recognize that the number 7 is made of 3 and 4. Number Bond Flashcards Teaching Algebraic Thinking

Algebra Meltdown Game Goals In this maths game you have been recruited by Lissaman Industries to assist in one of their super-secret, ultra-dangerous research projects. As the new controller of the mighty Nuclear Generator, your job is to serve scientists waiting at the Generator's outlets. Each scientist needs a certain atom, which you create by solving linear equations and then guiding 'raw' atoms through the Generator's maze of machines and tubes. Be quick: the scientists are impatient to continue their work. Take too long to serve them and they grow annoyed and eventually storm off; let this happen too many times and you will be fired! The ultimate aim of the project is to construct a monstrous mega-machine known only as 'The Device'. How To Play Algebra Meltdown's action takes place across multiple level or 'shifts', each featuring a unique Nuclear Generator layout. Across the top of the screen is a rack dispensing 'raw atoms' between values -9 and +9 (B). Game Controls Generator Components Intake Funnel