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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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What do you think of Smart Blocks ... ?

Does it work nicely?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Nice Smart Blocks!

They work well....

Please replace

'Move the nlocks around, play with equations.'

with

'Move the blocks around, play with equations.'

A brief note on how the blocks can be manipulated, how to add new blocks, insert numbers/operations etc. would be helpful.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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I see that it doesnt do multiplication of negative numbers. I got this equation

Surely that cant be right!

*Last edited by JaneFairfax (2009-03-19 06:10:15)*

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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I also got it to tell me that [1] [-] [-1] [=] [0].

Good fun though! I like how it recognises concatenations (eg. [2] [1] [=] [21]).

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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Pity it doesnt do division. Im dying to make it divide by 0 and see what happens.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks guys. Good error findings, too.

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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I got it to say 1=1+1....

How can ** that** be true?

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Poor thing only calculates left to right

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**Identity****Member**- Registered: 2007-04-18
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If you do

12x+=

or something like that it comes up with 0... maybe just call it 'incorrect expression' or something

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Good point. Maybe "?" would be neat

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**simron****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-07
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Haha, just noticed this feature:

5352526542.... + 1 = BIG

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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If you click on the background and drag around all the blocks on the screen, then when you move a block, all of them move.

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Using | | for boxes, I got: |1| = |1| |0| = |10|

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Yep ... left to right.

Maybe the "=" should be an arrow. But then it loses its relevance (1+1->2 does not relate to normal teaching of 1+1=2)

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**quittyqat****Member**- Registered: 2009-04-08
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BIGx7=BIG?

P.S. Can someone teach me how to take a screenshot? I'm trying to fill the screen with "BIGs".

*Last edited by quittyqat (2010-01-23 03:56:17)*

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