Use Google Sheets to learn to practice solving algebraic equations.
Games
 Jabara
 Works on iPad
 Click on Hourglass: Assigned by Teacher
 120 Simplifying
 2140 Adding to Both Sides
 4160 Coefficients
 6180 Unknowns on both Sides
 81100 Fractions, Dividing Both Sides
 101120 Multiplying Both Sides
 121140 Brackets and Bracketed Terms
 141160 Factors, Adding Fractions
 161180 More Complex Fractions
 equation puzzles, certain number of steps, solving equations with one unknown by combining like terms
 may have limited levels without a sign in / account
 undo, lower right corner
 press play to quickly move to the next puzzle
 puzzles: 81+
 level 69 > (uh oh) "you can make a number swap sides, it must change sign to keep the equation balanced"
 level 77 > switch side of a negative unknown to make it positive
 level 81 > division begins; 94 > unknown can be a fraction
 level 101 > multiply both sides by the same number; 104 multiply all terms by same number
 level 114 > drag divisor up onto
 level 121 > brackets
 question: is it too mechanical; will it transfer to paper pencil?
 30 day free demo teacher account
 Algebra Meltdown
 solve for unknown
 some addition of negative numbers
Solve equations:
Algebraic Understanding
Example Equations: y + 10 = x  7 2x + 8 = 2y  10  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebrabasics/corealgebrafoundations  Detailed videos; "practice this concept" quizzes, can create account
 https://mathway.com/  includes graph, can select how to show solution, does not show all steps without account
 https://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/EquationSolving.html  includes a graph, properties, can paste
 http://www.algebrahelp.com/calculators/equation/  gives step by step solution, have to change two negatives in a row to positive, solves for x OR can set to any variable
 http://www.cymath.com/  shows all steps, solves for x OR y
 http://www.quickmath.com/webMathematica3/quickmath/equations/solve/basic.jsp  solves for X OR can set to any variable, does not show all steps without account
 http://www.mathpapa.com/algebracalculator.html  can pick variable to solve for, has graph
 Teacher or student can create account
 Game world
 Get clothing, devices, pets, experience points, etc.
 Collect "pets"
 Appears that student can override teacher selected grade level
 May have to set each student grade level individually
 Assignments are made perstudent, so if a student is added, they do not seem to have the assignments of the rest of the class.
 Can set the number of problems of each type for the students.
 Animation and game play is about 75% of the game time if the student knows the answers quickly.
 Problem area
 Has calculator
 Can write on the screen to take notes
 Some of the problems are extremely wordy, even moreso than old textbooks
 Screens between worlds flash too fast to read, even for adults
 Battling random characters does not seem to work; pauses for about a minute.
 Enemies run away, not killed, but word "attack" is used
 Frequent requests for "Become A Member for Only $10/month, etc." (after every battle?)
 Annoying background music, can only be turned off in certain screens
 No obvious way to exit out of "battle" sequence, or where you might be "saved" at what point
 Does not have real tutorial after failing an answer
 Offers a reading opportunity for younger readers... but it reads most of the screens out loud, so perhaps not.

