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Catapult

This interactive Flash game helps students develop strategic thinking and number sense while practicing basic operations. It is based on the word game Hangman, but uses digits and operations instead of words. Players are presented with an equation missing most of its digits. They try to complete the blanks by guessing the missing digits (0 - 9) before making four incorrect guesses and thereby releasing the catapult. Difficulty increases over four rounds of equations.
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Contributed by: Channel 4 Learning, Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Decimals, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

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      number sense and place value
      By Uncle Bob on 08/30/2012 - 14:06
    • This game is rather fun, with our poor rabbit launched in a catapult if we don't complete the equations correctly. The score keeping provided should help discourage wild guessing, and then the reasoning should take over.