Hi, my name is Sarah, and I'm an addict.
Yes, my doctor sent me home from an appointment last Wednesday with a diagnoses of the flu (no, I did not get my flu shot) and told me I couldn't go back to work until Monday. Well, luckily we had Monday off so over my 5 day weekend in between watching bad tv and clearing out my dvr I got even more hooked to Angry Birds. And then I had an ephinany.. and ephifany... and epifany... ugh, a genius idea!
Angry Birds -vs- Math!
Our state mandated test required to graduate college is quickly approaching (30 school days and counting until the next retest for the seniors) and I need a clever way to suck the kids into doing some not so fun math.
Over break I justified hooking my 6 and a half year old nephew and four year old niece on Angry Birds by saying 1 - they aren't fighting any more and we can keep them in separate rooms this way, and 2 - they're getting exposed to physics and math already! (And yes I started throwing things up in the air to illustrate a parabola to both of them and they got it!)
Well, if they can get the math from it then my students can get it too!!!
So I'm on a mission. Millard's TAKS Camp: Angry Birds -vs- Math version is now in developement.
Oh yea, and TM and circle that. I'm trade marking it :)
I'll let you know how it goes and I'll post it once I'm done!
PS Maybe later I'll explain how awesome of a stress reliever it is after some of my days at work. Not to mention how much my cats love listening to the sounds from it.