Teacher Review For Engineering.com Games

A large collection of games for students of different ages, all pertaining to engineering principles.

Eric L.
Classroom teacher
South Valley Junior High School
Liberty, MO
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I would use this site for enrichment and allow students to explore the wide variety of games perhaps at the end of period. Since there are many different games at this site I would ask students to find a game that interests them and let them play. In my opinion the games on this site incorporate more math and engineering concepts than some of the other "math game" websites available.
My Take
I think the flash animation and high quality graphics will hold student interest. Some games are very simple and require essentially no learning curve and others are more complex and will require students to read the instructions to understand how to play the game. The game Belt Master, for example, was mostly eye hand coordination (would suggest using a mouse and not just the pad on a laptop). In contrast, the game Flight required more skill as you had to modify your paper plane to fly further. It is a site I will allow my students to visit when they have a little down time to relax.