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Games for Learning: The Norwegian Algebra Challenge

header2Remember last spring’s Washington State Algebra Challenge?  In a partnership between UW CSE’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance, 4,192 Washington State K-12 students solved over 390,000 algebra equations during the first week of June, using an adaptive version of the game DragonBox.

This week marks the Norwegian Algebra Challenge. Those of us who live in Ballard are excited to report that on the first day, all previous records were shattered: over 1.6 million equations were solved. With one day to go, we’re at more than 7 million equations and more than 35,000 participating students – plus the Norwegian Prime Minister!

Next up for the Center for Game Science: the Minnesota Algebra Challenge (“Yah, sure, you betcha!”) during the week of February 3.

January 16, 2014