## Understanding Ratios with The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio

Get ready for a whimsical learning adventure understanding radio concepts and language with Legends of Learning and Rube Goldberg‘s newest math game, The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio!

This exciting addition to our Rube Goldberg series seamlessly blends the iconic chain reaction machines with engaging math challenges, making ratios a breeze for students in grades 6-8.

## Ratios in Action: Beyond Numbers on a Page

But what exactly are ratios, and how does this game make them fun? Ratios are all about comparing two quantities. Imagine a recipe that calls for 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar.

The ratio of flour to sugar is 2:1. In the real world, ratios are everywhere! From mixing paint colors to scaling up a recipe, understanding ratios unlocks a world of practical applications.

## The Rube Goldberg Connection:

The “Great Rube Goldberg Ratio” takes inspiration from the wacky inventions of Rube Goldberg, where a simple task is completed through a series of elaborate, interconnected steps.

This game cleverly mirrors that concept – students build a virtual Rube Goldberg machine, but instead of dominoes and levers, they use ratios!

## Learning Through Play: 3 Key Elements of The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio

The game is designed to be both educational and entertaining, incorporating several key elements:

### Mini-Challenges

Before constructing their Rube Goldberg machine, students conquer a series of mini-games that require critical thinking and problem-solving.

Here, they’ll apply ratio concepts to navigate obstacles, calculate distances for sliding fruits, and collect balls in specific proportions. Each challenge reinforces the concept of ratios in a practical way.

### Fixing the Machine

Uh oh! The machine isn’t working!

Students put their ratio knowledge to the test by choosing the correct answer to repair the machine, solidifying their understanding of the learning objective.

### Setting the Ratio & Running the Contraption

After conquering the mini-challenges and fixing the machine, the grand finale arrives!

Students set the “right ratio” using bells and lights, a crucial step in completing the Rube Goldberg chain reaction.

The game offers various goals, like caging a bird, making a smoothie, or even fixing a clock – all achieved through the power of ratios!

In the fashion of Rube Goldberg, we’ll solve all these challenges by constructing a complex machine that performs a simple task in the most elaborate and creative way possible.

See more titles or our collaboration with the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation & Creativity

### The Benefits of Learning Through Play

By combining the joy of building Rube Goldberg machines with engaging mini-games, “The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio” offers a unique learning experience:

• Interactive & Engaging: Short, interactive mini-games keep students motivated and actively involved in the learning process.
• Real-World Applications: Students see ratios come to life through the challenges and Rube Goldberg machine, making the concept more relatable and memorable.
• Problem-Solving Skills: The game encourages critical thinking as students strategize and make decisions to overcome challenges and complete the machine.

### The Future of Learning

This innovative game exemplifies Legends of Learning’s commitment to transforming abstract math concepts into engaging game-based learning. By embracing the power of play, we can empower students to master math skills while having fun!

Head over to the Legends of Learning platform to experience “The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio” for yourself!

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## Summer-Ready Classroom: New Math Games in July 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe! This July, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Math classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores. If you missed last month’s new games you can take a look at June’s update here.

## New Math Games in July 2024

• Angry Birds: Space Tactics: Join our Angry Birds friends and learn fundamental geometry concepts such as points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles.

## A Closer Look at Featured Games

### Numera – Read and write numbers up to 1000  — Elementary Math

Game description:
“Numera” is a puzzle and adventure game focused on mathematical learning, specifically reading and writing numbers up to 1000. It is divided into three formats based on different gameplay modes.

👉 Read and write numbers up to 1000 using expanded form, with a brick-breaking.

👉 Read and write numbers up to 1000 using number names, relating digits to the written number, and writing the number itself.

👉 Read and write numbers up to 1000 using base-ten numerals, They will have a 10×10 matrix and three different shapes for each grouping (H, T, O).

## Angry Birds: Space Tactics – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Join the Angry Birds on a space adventure! ‘Angry Birds: Space Tactics,’ makes learning geometry fun!

In this cosmic journey, players use strategic bird launches to defeat pigs while picking up basic geometric concepts like points, rays, lines, and angles.

### Agrimath Crop Challenges – Middle Math

Game Description:

In Agrimath: Crop Challenges the player will farm for crops and by doing so will learn how to identify each axis (X and Y) and learn to recognize values within them.

When given tasks like watering, planting seeds, and harvesting, the player will have to pay attention to which position is the correct one to do such tasks within the axis.

Have you missed last month’s new games? Take a look at May’s update here! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for more exciting game updates coming your way soon.

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## May Marvels: Explore New Math Games – May 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe Math Games! This May, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Math classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores. If you missed last month’s new games you can take a look at April’s update here.

## New Math Games in May 🧪

• Rube Goldberg Magic Marbles: Do your day-to-day activities in the most complicated way possible, with the added twist of writing math expressions!
• Equivalence: Collect and cut ingredients in the forest using fractions to brew potions.
• Ninja Kite: The Thousandth Toad: Join Kenzo on his quest to decrypt the magical scrolls by writing and reading decimals to the thousandths.
• Cake Drop: Divide each falling cake into the correct number of slices to keep our guests happy!
• MathScape: The Chronicles of Place Value: Move numbers to the left and right to understand place value.
• Prime Fishing: Use your knowledge of prime and composite numbers to catch the right fish.
• Captain Comparison’s Fraction Face-Off: Join our captain in his mission for the treasure to recover his body, he’s a skeleton! Compare fractions to defeat our enemies and reach the treasure!

• Percent City: Understand how percentages work while saving the day from an evil virus.

## A Closer Look at Featured Games

### Rube Goldberg Magic Marbles — Elementary Math

Game Description:

Rube Goldberg Magic Marbles is a game where students will choose and set up contraptions to help with some day-to-day activities while learning to write and read simple expressions.

### Equivalence – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Time for potions!

Help out a wizard lady in her potion shop. Learn about Equivalence, and compare similar fractions!

### Ninja Kite: The Thousand Toad – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Kenzo. Dash through the vibrant pixelated world of the Thousand Toad Swamp, using simple mechanics to navigate obstacles and pitfalls.

As Kenzo undertakes his daily 1K run, test both his physical prowess and mental acuity by solving puzzles at the five shrines of knowledge scattered along the way.

With a blend of fast-paced action, brain-teasing challenges, and mystical abilities, Kenzo’s journey promises an unforgettable adventure for all who dare to join him.

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