UW CSE’s Center for Game Science announced the next Washington State Algebra Challenge will take place April 27th to May 1st. This statewide contest challenges Washington’s K-12 students to solve 250,000 algebra equations in one week.
During the 2013 Algebra Challenge, students far exceeded expectations by solving nearly 391,000 equations in just one week. For the 2015 challenge, the Center for Game Science will provide participating classrooms with access to its new math learning game, Riddle Books. Previously only available to students who visited the center or through summer learning programs at selected libraries, Riddle Books teaches kids pre-algebra as they solve word problems in a friendly, game-based environment.
Registration will open soon at the Algebra Challenge website. Stay tuned for more details, and please help spread the word to classrooms around the state!