Algebra Pinball
You can time yourself on a lot of my Algebra exercises. I remember watching my students at Miss Hall's School trying to beat a really fast time—their fingers were flying! It made me think of someone using a pinball machine, and thus was born ‘Algebra Pinball’.
Algebra Pinball is a collection of about 100 algebra and pre-algebra exercises (below) with an option to time yourself. Chart progress towards mastery by your increasingly faster times. Make it social with a fun family or classroom competition. Master these exercises and ace algebra!
Click here to edit/print your own Algebra Pinball table
These were the rules for the blazingly fast times (most from former students) that are shown below:
- Do at least 20 problems.
- The number correct must be at least 90% of the number attempted. (This prevents clicking through problems quickly to get to the easiest ones...)
Here is a sample of the information you get when you stop timing:
Don't be discouraged by the times listed in this chart! Most of these are extraordinarily fast times. I can't even come close!
Algebra Pinball Exercise
(Click on ‘Skill Practice’ and then time yourself)Blazing Times
All times are seconds per correct problem
- Skim the lesson.
- Click the question mark next to ‘Practice’ to watch a short video on how to use the exercises.
- Practice a bit, then time yourself! Have fun!
0.7 seconds
0.6 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.8 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
2.2 seconds
(This one should be easier to beat!)
1.4 seconds
1.1 seconds
1.1 seconds
1.8 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.4 seconds
1.4 seconds
1.4 seconds
1.4 seconds
1.6 seconds
2.6 seconds
1.2 seconds
1.2 seconds
1.2 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.1 seconds
1.8 seconds
2.2 seconds
2.0 seconds
Ji Yune Kim
0.7 seconds
1.1 seconds
1.0 seconds
2.2 seconds
0.7 seconds
1.5 seconds
0.7 seconds per
1.2 seconds
2.2 seconds
0.8 seconds
5.1 seconds
2.0 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
2.5 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
3.7 seconds
0.9 seconds
1.5 seconds
0.9 seconds
1.8 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.7 seconds
0.8 seconds
1.0 seconds
2.3 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.4 seconds
1.8 seconds
4.5 seconds
1.0 seconds
2.6 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
11.7 seconds
(This one should be easier to beat!)
1.4 seconds
0.9 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.1 seconds
0.8 seconds
1.1 seconds
2.1 seconds
1.0 seconds
2.8 seconds
2.9 seconds
1.0 seconds
1.1 seconds
1.9 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
5.4 seconds
(This one should be easier to beat!)
0.9 seconds
2.4 seconds
1.5 seconds
2.0 seconds
5.4 seconds
6.0 seconds
4.7 seconds
3.3 seconds
2.6 seconds
5.3 seconds
4.9 seconds
4.4 seconds
1.2 seconds
3.6 seconds
2.0 seconds
4.8 seconds
3.7 seconds
1.5 seconds
3.4 seconds
6.6 seconds
2.1 seconds
6.6 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
14.3 seconds
(This one should be easier to beat!)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
15.2 seconds
(This one should be easier to beat!)
1.2 seconds
0.9 seconds
0.8 seconds
4.4 seconds
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
2.9 seconds
(This one should be easier to beat!)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
15.8 seconds
(I used the zeros on the graph to help me factor!)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
5.6 seconds