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Tool: Play with Frogs
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Go to: http://tapor1.mcmaster.ca/~sgs/cgi-bin/Maths/maths.cgi (opens a new window)
Description: This is the Frogs microworld. Can you exchange sides with the other team of Frogs by jumping or sliding? Frogs provides a great way of getting acquainted with ideas in Algebra, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof. The symmetric patterns involved can help students explore generalization and algebraic formulation.
Technology Type: JavaScript 
Author: Nathalie Sinclair
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plan: Play with Frogs Information for Teachers
Story: Classroom narrative: Frogs
Courses: Math 6 Number sense, Algebra and expressions
Math 7 Number sense, Algebra and expressions

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Reviewer: ihor, Aug 6 2004 12:13:09:723AM
What did you learn? Using the Frogs puzzle is a highly motivating way to teach patterns and functions.
Recommended for:
Math 7: Algebra and expressions
Algebra: Functions / Relations
Algebra II: Functions / Relations
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  ihor
Comment:A great way to use the applet to see how a neat puzzle can motivate the learning of patterns and functions.