**Good Digital Games, Manipulatives, and Puzzles for Algebra:**

- Algeburst Lite for iPad: Simplifying expressions, solving simple equations, using exponent rules.
- (Video Demo of Algeburst)
- Algeboats Lite for iPad: Evaluate algebraic expressions and improve your mental math skills. (Video Demo of Algeboats)
- Dragonbox for iPad: Solving equations (Video Demo of Dragonbox)
- Distance vs Time Game: Students move a stick figure in a way that generates a matching graph.
- Line Gem: Identifying the equation of a line (Video Demo of Line Gem)
- Factortris: Multiplication tables, Factor pairs (Video Demo of Factortris)
- Factor Feeder: Number Factors (Video Demo of Factor Feeder)
- Flower Power: Ordering of decimals, fractions, and percents (Video Demo of Flower Power), NOTE: This game now requires you to set up a teacher account with student sub-accounts for students to play past the “Lite” version. 🙁
- Ice Ice Maybe: Estimation skills, Number Sense
- Penguin Jump Multiplayer: Multiplication tables (what makes this one fun is the competition, the social aspect)
- NLVM Circle Puzzles: Adding Integers, Decimals (Video Demo of Circle Puzzle)

**Paper-based Games, Puzzles, and Manipulatives for Algebra:**

*Algebra Activities*(my book) is a 1000-page Instructor resource binder of activities and teaching guides for algebra, published January 2010 by Cengage Learning. It contains at least 250 paper-based puzzles for Algebra.- Operation Integers : Add, subtract, multiply, or divide integers
- OOP Chain Puzzle: Order of Operations
- Operation Monomials: Add or subtract like terms, monomial multiplication or division
- Factor Pair Block: Practice with learning factor pairs and preparing to find the GCF (also print Gameboard and Directions & Player Cards)
- Exponent Block: Practice with exponent rules, including negative and zero exponents (also print Gameboard and Directions & Player Cards)
- Rational Exponent Block: Practice with learning factor pairs and preparing to find the GCF (also print Gameboard and Directions & Player Cards)
- Logarithm Block: Practice with learning factor pairs and preparing to find the GCF (also print Gameboard and Directions & Player Cards)
- Prime Number Tiles Manipulative : Prime factorization, GCF, LCM, Fraction Simplification, Radical Simplification (Blog Post about Prime Number Tiles)
- Set of Real Numbers Manipulatives: Categorizing numbers into sets (Whole, Natural, Integer, Positive, Negative, Rational, Irrational)
- Colored Counter Manipulatives: Add or Subtract Integers (Video Demo for Colored Counters, Blog post about Colored Counters)
- Trinomial Traverse: Multiplying binomials (Video Demo for Trinomial Traverse, Blog post about Trinomial Traverse)
- Sequence Patterns : Students find the patterns in a collection of sequences and then sort them by similarities
- Fraction Catch (by John Golden)