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16th April 2013

Grid Lines: Battleship-style Math App Used to Teach the Coordinate Plane

Math File Folder GamesMath File Folder Games is pleased to announce the latest development in its fun, innovative math teaching games series “Grid Lines“. Grid Lines is available for iOS devices and allows students to challenge each other or play against the whole class through devices connected via Bluetooth. Similar to previous apps released by the company, it is designed to track student performance to identify concepts a student is struggling with.

Grid Lines is a Battleship-style math game used to teach students the coordinate plane by plotting points in all four quadrants. Bluetooth compatibility enables players to play fun and challenging math battleship type games against one another using their Apple iPhone, iTouch, or iPad.

Players will race (two player mode using Bluetooth) or practice (single player mode) in identifying two locations (ordered pairs) on the grid, drawing a straight line from one edge of the gameboard to the other passing through the two locations identified, scoring points for each shape that his or her line touches or through which his or her line passes that are located in all four quadrants of the coordinate grid.

Grid Lines is a math app intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate grid in all four quadrants.

Key Features:

  • Bluetooth 2 Player Mode
  • Higher order thinking game (not a drill and kill game)
  • Progress reports can be sent to the teacher (making formative assessment easy)

Two Player Mode: This hands-on game offers Bluetooth capabilities which will allow two players to compete against each other in the same room on separate devices. The new feature will help parents, teachers, and students play competitively or cooperatively with each other using the iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

Some schools (and parents) will find the use of Bluetooth a great choice since their school district may block devices connecting to each other through the wireless network due to security concerns. Using Bluetooth allows the connectivity to happen just with devices within a short range.

Grid Lines: Ordered Pair Game 1.0 is $1.99 USD and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices running iOS 3.0 or later

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 2:10 pm and is filed under Educational, Everyone, National News, New Releases. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    7:11 am on April 16th, 2013

    .@MathFileFolderG Grid Lines: Battleship-style Math App Used to Teach the Coordinate Plane http://t.co/aSwUH03gfq

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