Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Game in Algebra

Dragon Box Algebra App

Just one of the recent equations Hunter solved, thanks to Dragon Box.

Dragon Box Algebra App

Somehow in a span of two days with just a few gaming sessions, Hunter went from dragging pictures of whimsical dragons around on a screen to solving some pretty serious algebra equations.

Now that he's beat the game we're just trying to figure out where to go next. I never knew algebra was so much fun, but as Jordan Shapiro said on his review of the game, "[the creator] didn’t gamify algebra. Instead, he found algebra’s intrinsic game and brought it to life." Precisely.

"Let all things be done decently and in order." 1 Corinthians 14:40
Hunter is 7 years, 9 months old

Dragon Box isn't a free app, but it's genius and practical magic is probably the best $6 I have spent on my kid in a long time.  You can find it at the app store for iPod, iPad, and mac.

Also available in the Google Play store.

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