MathSquared is a prototype series of grid-based puzzles using basic math operations that help learners develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies. Puzzles have different levels of challenge and include embedded supports for solving, such as a Scratch Pad for recording information that supports problem solving and the option for immediate feedback on your progress.
These puzzles were developed as part of the iSolveIt project at CAST (http://www.cast.org), an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). iSolveIt is a mobile digital learning environment that supports the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills, essential competencies for algebra and mathematics in general.
To learn more about the iSolveIt Project and to learn how to do the puzzles, go to http://isolveit.cast.org/. iSolveIt was developed with funding from the Oak Foundation, the Intel Foundation, Eastern Bank, and the Cabot Family Charitable Trust.