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September 26, 2012

Off-Road Motorcycle Racing & Algebra!

Filed under: Daily News,Educational Adventures — Tags: , — dailynews @ 2:00 am

Do you have a child interested in off-road motorcycle racing?  Or are you looking for a way to make Algebra fun?  Off-Road Algebra might be the answer!

Off-Road Algebra is 30-segment video resource that focuses on ninth grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra.  Team HotChalk worked with a group of young HotChalk-sponsored cyclists, videotaping them jumping off ramps along dirt bike tracks and racing up the hills of a ranch overlooking the ocean in Central California.  The lessons are courtesy of math teachers Jason Dyer (Pueblo High School, Tuscon, AZ), who scripted out the ‘real world’ algebra problems, and John Villavicencio (Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA), who explains the step-by-step solutions in each segment.

Fun–and fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

Note–between the time I wrote this and it posted, the Off-Road material seems to have been removed from the HotChalk site.  But it’s not all a loss, as their lesson plans page and their educational links page are both interesting


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