Our Story Problem Challenge is hotter than ever this year, with an appearance in the Seattle Times!
For those unfamiliar with the process, Algebra Challenges are events run by the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington. During the challenge period, students are encouraged to solve as many equations or story problems as possible by playing innovative games that teach as you go. The play can happen in or out of school; the only requirement is access to a relatively recent computer.
* Create excitement and enthusiasm about math for students of all ages!
* Maximize accessibility of pre-algebra concepts to young students.
* Improve curriculum specialization in order to enable every student in the classroom to achieve mastery, not just a subset.
* Provide access to current and future learning tools from the UW Center for Game Science.
Challenges are run at various times of the year in specific regions, and thanks to the interest and enthusiasm of the Spring Challenge, we are looking to run another regional event in October of this year.
We are interested in partnering with organizations that can publicize and run Algebra Challenges on a state and country-wide level. If you believe you are in a position to do this, please contact us!