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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 1 Issue 2 (1996), S1430-4171(96)02021-3

The Tile Game

Richard C. Banks

Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725, USA

Published online: 25 May 1996

Abstract. A simplified method of teaching dimensional analysis to students that can be used in a liberal arts, nonmathematical chemistry course is presented in the form of a game or puzzle that can be played by the student. This game is designed to counter the mathematical anxiety that many students can bring to such courses. The result of the game is that certain concepts in chemistry relating to numbers can be taught in a fun interactive manner.

Key Words:  In the Classroom; dimensional analysis; dominos, stoichiometry; metric conversions; high school, HS; game

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handout.pdf (189 KB) 10.1007/s00897960021b

Issue date: May 25, 1996

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