XPower Interactive: Educators' Editon educational Games and Tools
The XPower course contains 10 original games and many virtual tools designed to entertain and educate. The games promote particular mathmetical concepts with fun scenarios, challenging puzzles and intelligent computer opponents.
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Game  Mathematical Idea(s)  
Card Shark  Play

Calculating with a problemsolving twist
Card Shark provides computational practice but with a twist. Students must use higherorder thinking skills to create subtraction problems that have a difference close to a target number. Other versions reverse the rule so that students create subtraction problems with a difference further away from the target number. 

Odd One Out

Strategizing using number theory
Odd One Out is a strategy game that allows students to use patterns to win the game. Students remove markers from the board, playing against the computer, to force their opponent to take the last marker. The strategy for this game can be generalized to other games of its type. 

Equilibrium

Balancing amounts (equations)
Equilibrium is an introduction to solving equations. Students create quantities to balance another quantity. 

My Secret Rule I

Identifying patterns in linear functions
My Secret Rule I is a functiontype game that can be used to introduce expressions, equations or graphing. Students choose numbers that then have a ruled applied to them. A table is created and from the table, students can find the rule. They apply the rule to other numbers and also create the general rule in symbols. This version uses primarily linear functions. 

Vanishing Points

Graphing lines and points
Vanishing Points is a graphing game. A grid is presented with random points. Students play against the computer to knock out as many points as they can with every equation they create. The more points they knock off at one time, the higher the score. 

Power Bingo

Multiplying monomials
Power Bingo focuses on multiplying monomials. Students create a bingotype card of possible products of three monomials. 

Cross Out  Play

Factoring whole numbers with a problemsolving twist
Cross Out introduces factoring, prime numbers, and composite numbers. Students play against the computer as they select numbers and find their factors. 

Tile Mania

Factoring polynomials with algebra tiles
Tile Mania is a game played with virtual Algebra Tiles. Students try to use as many Algebra Tiles as they can to create a rectangular area as close to a polynomial as possible. Their score is based on the number of tiles they are able to use. 

My Secret Rule II

Identifying patterns in linear & nonlinear functions
My Secret Rule II is a more complex version of My Secret Rule I. The rules often require exponential expressions. 

Super Power Bingo

Multiplying polynomials
Super Power Bingo focuses on multiplying polynomials. Students create a bingotype card of possible products of three polynomials. 

Find a Place

Place value concepts with rational numbers (decimals)
Find A Place is a place value game with rational numbers. Students are given random digits which they place on a game board as they try to create a number as close as they can to a target number. 
XPower Interactive: Educators' Edition Tools
The course provides interactive tools to solve equations, graphs and model integers.
XPower Tool  Description 
Algebra Tiles  Open  Use tiles to represent monomials and polynomials 
Equation Editor  Represent accurate, standardized mathematical equations 
Number Line  Show points and rays to designate solutions sets 
Graphing Tool  Graph points, linear and nonlinear graphs 
Word Pad  Allows descriptive answers in quizzes and test 
Tutorial Tool  Displays tutorials with example solutions 
Marble Model  Open  Model integers and integer computations 
Timer  Times student work and lab time 