Free online games for teaching geometry
BrainPOP’s GameUp offers two online math games from Manga High to help students sharpen their geometry skills for free!
Pyramid Panic is a geometry game set in Ancient Egypt. Players have been prematurely mummified and entombed within a pyramid, and must use geometry skills to build a path across the voids and escape. Our Pyramid Panic lesson plan explains how to use this game to help upper elementary and middle school students understand basic geometry concepts related to circles, polygons, and triangles, and apply those understandings to real-life situations.
A Tangled Web features a spider named Itzi. Players must climb the clock to help Itzi rescue his family by solving cunning angle puzzles which reveal a path through each level’s maze of tangled webs. The lesson plan for A Tangled Web shares ideas for using the game to teach students in grades 3-8 about angles, parallel lines, polygons, triangles, circles, and other geometry concepts.
There are over a dozen other free math games in BrainPOP’s GameUP. Let us know what you think in the comments!