As an 8th grade math teacher, I am continually asked by parents what they can do to help their children with their education. There are so many resources available and I thought I would highlight tools and resources I find. Every Wednesday I am going to post an educational resource that is free or a really good deal.
Catch the Fly Game
Here is a link to a really fun free game called Catch the Fly. A fly flies around the coordinate plane. Once it lands, you have to help the frog catch the fly so he can eat it. The correct coordinates of the fly’s location have to be identified in order for the frog to be able to catch the fly and eat it. The educational objective of this game is for students to practice identifying points on the coordinate plane. This game makes it much more fun to practice this skill then simply plotting point after point on the coordinate plane.