Looking to the future with Algebra Challenge

Learn more about DragonBox Adaptive, and the success of the Algebra Challenges that have been held so far in Washington, Norway, and Minnesota via Center Director Zoran Popović in this brand new video from the Center for Game Science. Are you curious about where we’re headed next with our Algebra Challenges? Be sure to watch all the way through!



Engaged Learning Partners With Center for Game Science

Engaged Learning – a new not-for-profit K-12 company – announced yesterday that it is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS). They have joined forces to attack what has been an intractable problem in K-12 schools for years – providing education that is differentiated for each and every child, teacher and classroom.

“The Engaged Learning/CGS partnership offers a completely new solution for several key reasons,” explains Center Director Zoran Popović. “First, we can turn existing static curricular content into an infinitely adaptable version capable of true and unique specialization for each learner. Second, we can then analyze the enormous number of variables that affect student learning in real time. And third, we use this data to continuously adapt and personalize – not just curriculum, but the entire learning process and ecosystem of students, teachers and even parents.”

Read the full press release here.



Game Science Titles Making News

Nanocrafter LogoNanocrafter and Foldit are making news again, this time as part of an article discussing revolutionary titles in health and scientific research.

“The original Foldit,” Zoran Popović says, “was solving a three-dimensional puzzle — trying to project what the shapes [of the proteins] should be. Nanocrafter is about protein design — people designing proteins that don’t exist in nature.”

Curious about Center Director Zoran Popović’s other comments on Nanocrafter – and what popular building toys Nanocrafter is frequently compared to? Read the full article over at Science Friday.



Nanocrafter Announced!

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At the Games for Change conference last week, our latest game, Nanocrafter was announced by Center Director Zoran Popović.

In case you missed it, Nanocrafter is already making news:

Get started playing Nanocrafter now, and be sure to follow our alerts on Facebook and Twitter for the newest coverage.



Kids Like to Learn Algebra, if It Comes in the Right App

Zoran Popović is teaching algebra to children with an adaptive—and addictive—new videogame called DragonBox Adaptive.

Want to learn more about the Center for Game Science and how we used DragonBox Adaptive to help K-12 graders in Washington state learn to enjoy math? Check out the feature on Wired!