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ERIC Number: EJ811009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Mathingo: Reviewing Calculus with Bingo Games
Forman, Sean; Forman, Sylvia
PRIMUS, v18 n3 p304-308 May 2008
Games are a useful and fun way to review material in class, and encourage students to actively participate in review sessions. In fact, researchers have concluded that playing games can be an effective learning tool, especially in mathematics, in situations where the goal is to reinforce specific ideas or concepts. Two places this type of situation arises are in Calculus I and II, when students are learning rules to find derivatives and evaluate integrals. A game of Bingo works well for reviewing this material, but putting together Bingo boards, and adding new derivative or integration techniques as they are covered, such as chain rule problems, trigonometry problems, and so on, can be very time-consuming. This article describes an interactive web application Mathingo ( we created that forms made-to-order Bingo boards that can be used in class to review a variety of topics. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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