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!

Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking

Foldit’s origin story from the initial brainstorming session to the Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus breakthrough (and beyond) is featured in a new book by Adam L. Penenberg, a journalism professor at NYU.

Check out “Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking” for an insightful new look at how games of all varieties are helping us learn, create, and innovate.

Computer games + math = fun and learning in schools

Check out this Seattle Times article from higher-education reporter Katherine Long to learn how CGS is working to make games more effective at teaching math.

Foldit player visits UW!

Today we had a special visit to the Center for Game Science and Baker Lab here at the University of Washington from Foldit player and #2 ranked global soloist gmn! We had a great time swapping stories and talking shop.

Thanks for stopping by, gmn! Come back and see us again soon.

Science Expo Day 2013

expodayScience EXPO Day is a festive, one-day event at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center featuring over 150 booths, activities, demonstrations, and performances that celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We were proud to represent UW’s College of Engineering at the event! A big thank you to those of you who came out to see us!

Here are our favorite snaps from the event:

View the full album on flickr.