Preview of the Mini Interactivity: Find the Mean or the Average of a Set of Numbers

Download the free .swf file here.

This is a quick, interactive resource that can be used on the computer.

When you play the SWF file, make sure you hit the continue button when you are ready to move on. Also, once you have entered your text into the white text box (by clicking it with a mouse and typing), hit enter to submit it. If you get the right answer, you will move on. If you get the wrong answer, you will be asked to try again until you figure it out.

Page 1- Vocabulary: Mean: the average
1. Add all the numbers.
2. Divide by the total number of items in the set.
Page 2- Show: find the mean example (worked out step by step) *no audio*
Page 3- You Try: Fill in the blank (find the mean: 2 steps)
Page 4- Congrats! You are finished.

I had students complete this mini lesson during our online class in Blackboard Collaborate (BBC). It was used as transition activity from what we were doing to finding the mean. After class, I posted this resource on our middle school math website so that students could access it later.  Do you want to check out the .swf file posted on a website?


Excited about Adobe Captivate: Triangle Race to the Top

I have been working with a new (to me) program called Adobe Captivate.  My colleague discovered the program while searching for something completely unrelated online.  Since then, we have discovered that is an AMAZING program with infinite capabilities.   We use Captivate to make interactive activities including video lesson components.  If you are interested in trying the program, a 30 day free trial of Adobe Captivate 8 is available here: .

When I looked up the above website to attach, I realized that Adobe Captivate 8 is officially out.  I will make sure that I upgrade and check it out.  I am excited.. I wonder what changes they made.  More to come on this later.

Check out the screen shots below to see a quick activity that I made in Adobe Captivate 7 called Triangle Race to the Top.

How to Play



Completed Activity

Click here to download the free .swf file

Link with interactivity (try it online!)

Note:  .swf files do not work on mobile devices.

Triangle Race to the Top

Triangle Race

Triangle Race

Answer Key


Click here to download the free .pdf file (answer key included) 

I look forward to sharing more Captivate projects soon.