Great Function Machine Game! Great Partner Center Activity
Here is a great game that can be used in a variety of ways. First, I would use this with a small guided math group so that I could work with students about thinking about the input and output. I would facilitate the discussion as the students took turns operating the machine. Next, I would have students play this game with a partner at the computer center. One partner would do the input and the other would have to explain what happened in the output. Finally, I would have this as an individual center where students played by themselves.