Before Christmas, a Xorro-Q customer enthused on how useful it would be to have large banks of maths practice questions appropriate to his college classes. These could easily be included in contests and games which motivate students to have fun practicing algebra through the term.
Here at Xorro, from concept to reality can take a day or two… So by the end of January, we had created and uploaded 2800 linear equations problems (in five levels of difficulty) and 2095 problems around factorising and expanding quadratic equations (in 7 levels of difficulty). These resources are shared globally in your Q-Bank. It’s free for any educator to use.
Here are some great ways to use this resource:
... using Xorro-Q to test the students’ comfort with problems at the level you choose. Here’s how:
You’re done! – and ready for class.
In class: Just run the activity either from your QF site, or in Q-Launcher – browse to select the activity and run it.
Enjoy the real-time Leaderboard! (Note: in Q-Launcher, this is available through the Participants Panel: click the Participants icon on the dashboard).
Get the Principal to sponsor a prize for the top score winners, and put up an achievement prize also for everyone who can get past a pre-determined benchmark score. Here’s how:
Have fun! And be ready to celebrate the Leaders during each lesson.
Please feel free to email us with feedback or suggestions on how you think we could improve on these resources. Also... please suggest what other resources you think would help motivate your students to learn!
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