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Free Math Games Introduced at NCTM

Normally, playing Flappy Birds or 2048 during class might get you in trouble with the teacher. But educational versions of both games are now available for free on the math games website Hooda Math.

Hooda Math’s version of Flappy Birds is called Flappy Factors. Just like in the original game, students maneuver a bird through a maze of pipes. To add a math twist, each pipe is labeled with an integer, and students must fly through the correct factors of a given multiple to avoid running into the pipes with incorrect answers.

The site’s version of 2048 is essentially identical to the original. Students slide numbered tiles around the game board, adding matching tiles together in hopes of reaching the elusive 2048 tile.

Both games are optimized for mobile devices and can be accessed from any device. For more information, visit www.hoodamath.com.

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