OK, I'm cheating. This really isn't an algebra game at all. It's a statistics game for the concept of Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio data. Feel free to share it with all of your colleagues who teach statistics. Furthermore, I've lost the photo of the students playing the game, so you get a photo that I took at the Heidelberg Project. Yes, I'm a photographer, too.

Student Praise for "NOIR"

"It was an interesting way to learn the levels of measurement. It liked how we interacted and worked together. It makes learning fun in a weird way."

"I liked that there was a debate for each card. It was also the first time that I got to talk to the students in the class. After playing this game I understand the levels of measurement better."

"I would describe this game as a competitive tic-tac-toe for adults. The game is both educational and fun."

"I would describe it as a blend of tic-tac-toe, but with logic involved. It’s also an effective way to practice learning the material without getting too boring. It’s a good change of pace from my normal study routine."