Today I did a quick search for math website and found this really cool site. It is filled with tons of interactive math games. Interactive Sites for Education has a lists of interactive websites for a variety of topics.
I selected Geometry to check out first. I tried a new one for learning reflection and it just didn't seem to work on my computer so I can't report on that game. I'll try it on my iPad if my internet is up and working later on.
So I went to a different interactive game for teaching symmetry. This one had two characters who spoke during the game. It simply looked a the basics of simple symmetry which is a good introduction for students who are below grade level.
I tried a rotational symmetry exercise that turned out to be much harder than I first though because you have to create the pattern in the other three quadrants so as the axis turns, the pattern matches up. I tried several times before I got it right. It is nicely challanging.
I also checked out the Algebra section. I tried the model algebra game where you learn to solve one and two step equations. I tried one of the one step problems and it uses a scale so the equation is set up with the x and the constants. Then using the opposite values you find the answer. It is really easy to use.
I tried the Locating the Alien activity which has students finding the aliens and reporting their position by coordinates (x,y). This is a fun activity and I enjoyed it. I can see using in my Pre-Algebra class to practice coordinates. I can also see it being used as scaffolding in my Algebra I class.
I don't know if they will work as well on the iPads but it does work on the computer. I'll check it out and report back.